Chevy Metal is not your average “Cover Band”. They are fronted by Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, bassist Wiley Hodgden along with several different guitarist including Mick Murphy and part-time member Dave Grohl.
You also never know who is going to show up and perform with the band. Covering classic rock deep cuts from Van Halen, The Stones, Tom Petty & Billy Joel the band have jammed on-stage with every member of the Foo Fighters and Jane’s Addiction as well as members of The Police, Motley Crue, Sex Pistols, Cheap Trick & Red Hot Chili Peppers just to name a few.
I compiled a list of the top musicians that have jumped on stage and performed with Chevy Metal!!!
#1 Mick Jagger
Chevy Metal rocked the Saturday Night Live season finale after party on May 20, 2012 at the Rockefeller Center when Mick Jagger hopped up on stage to cover two of his Rolling Stones classics “Miss You” & “Bitch“.
#2 Joan Jett
Joan Jett played two gigs with Chevy Metal including this private fundraiser show at Dave Grohl’s daughter’s school on April 14, 2012. Here she is singing “I Love Rock N’ Roll”.
#3 Perry Farrell
Farrell hopped on stage with Chevy Metal to cover his own Jane’s Addiction “Mountain Song” on April 7, 2013 at Kiszapalooza, Lollapalooza Chile.
#4 Saturday Night Live Cast (Jason Sudekis, Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg & Amy Poehler)
The day Mick Jagger hopped on-stage with Chevy Metal he was actually the host of SNL. At the wrap party on the same night the SNL cast took turns singing with the band. The video footage from that day is pretty bad but check out Wiig and Poehler on stage with Grohl & Hawkins.
A year later, I was in attendance at the Malibu Inn when Jason Sudekis & Will “MacGruber” Forte performed The Beatles “Come Together” on June 22, 2013 in Malibu, California.
Here’s the epic performance…
(tie) #5 Flea & Chad Smith
After the Red Hot Chili Peppers headlined the 2016 Bottlerock Flea & Chad Smith came to the after party headlined by Chevy Metal and jammed with the band. Check out this photo of Wiley Hodgden graciously giving up his bass guitar to Flea at the gig.
(tie) #5 Steve Jones
Chevy Metal did a sweet interview and jammed live on KLOS 95.5 with Sex Pistols legend Steve Jones.
Check out Chevy Metal and Jones cover of Ziggy Stardust from April 27, 2016 with Taylor Hawkins playing on a kids drum set.
Honorable mention to Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue.
Stuart Copeland of The Police.
Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction.
The list goes on and on…Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Charlie Benante and Joey Belladonna of Anthrax as well as Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear & Nate Mendell of Foo Fighters. Click link or story below to watch Chevy Metal with Dave Grohl tear into some covers!!!