Paul McCartney Plays Drums On Upcoming Foo Fighters Album
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:58:10
In a little over a month, Foo Fighters will unveil their 9th studio album Concrete and Gold. Dave Grohl has been teasing a secret collaboration for some time now, and yesterday it was unveiled that Paul McCartney joined in on the new LPs recording, playing drums on one track. However, McCartney's collaboration is not is not the surprise "pop star" guest.
In an interview with ET Canada, the band detailed how the collaboration with the former Beatle came together. "He hadn't even heard of the song. He comes in and Dave picked up an acoustic and showed him real quick," an unspecified member of the band said. "He sat on his special drum set that his tech set up for him. I sat there with a drumstick conducting. He did two takes."
Paul obviously does have some experience as a drummer, having played the instrument for Beatles' hits "Back in the USSR" and "Dear Prudence". He previously teamed up with Grohl and two other surviving members of Nirvana (bassist Krist Novoselic and current Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear) on "Cut Me Some Slack," an original song recorded for Grohl's 2013 film, Sound City.
As for that surprise "pop star", Grohl was quick to shut down rumors that McCartney was the guest he'd been speaking of. And for those obsessing over the possibilities, you're going to have to wait at least a little longer, if not forever, because this is one "dirty little secret" that the Foos seem to enjoy keeping for themselves.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff