Drinking In A Parking Lot With Dave Grohl Ended With Justin Timberlake On New Foo Fighters Album

Drinking In A Parking Lot With Dave Grohl Ended With Justin Timberlake On New Foo Fighters Album



FACT: Alcohol brings people together except when it makes people really angry and they attack each other with chairs and bricks. But in the case of Dave Grohl and Justin Timberlake, whiskey was the sweet elixir that brought two musical icons together. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the fantastic Foo Fighters frontman explained how a few drinks lead to a friendship and even provided a unique collaboration on the upcoming album.

“Then there was the day Justin Timberlake dropped by. He listened to what the Foos were doing and liked what he heard, and pretty soon he and Grohl were hanging out regularly. ‘We’d drink whiskey in the parking lot,’ Grohl says. ‘He was really, really cool. Then the night before his last day, he says, ‘Can I sing on your record? I don’t want to push it, but – I just want to be able to tell my friends.’ So the band had him add some ‘la la la’s’ to one track. ‘He nailed it,’ Grohl says. ‘I’m telling you – the guy’s going somewhere.’”

But Timberlake isn’t the only incredible collaborator on Foo Fighters’ newest album titled “Concrete and Gold.” The ninth Foo Fighters album features Alison Mosshart from The Kills, Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men, and even the one and only Paul McCartney. No word on if Grohl and McCartney shared a whiskey or two. McCartney played drums on the new Foo Fighters album.

“You don’t generally think of him as a drummer,” Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins said. “But he laid that track so fucking effortlessly. He never even heard the song – Dave kind of explained it to him with an acoustic guitar. And he was like, ‘Yeah, yeah. I think I know what you’re doing.’ ”

McCartney nailed it in two takes. “He was so fucking good,” Grohl said. “We played for an hour, then took a break and had bagels and tea. I thought we were done – I didn’t want to rag him out – so I was out having a cig, and someone goes, ‘Hey, Paul wants to jam some more.’ He rounded everybody up, and we jammed for hours: ‘Let’s write some songs, man!’”

Concrete and Gold is out September 15th.


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