“‘Can I sing on your record?” Timberlake asked Dave Grohl… And there was no reason for Grohl to say no

September 6, 2017

All these weeks Foo Fighters had been teasing us about who guest sings on their upcoming album, Concrete And Gold. Until today, we only knew from BBC Radio 1 interview with Dave Grohl that the invited singer is “the biggest pop star in the world”. It turns out, Grohl meant Justin Timberlake! Surprised? So are we!

In fact, Grohl and Timberlake have been good friends and hung out together long before this vocal collaboration. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Foo Fighters singer said the idea to guest sing on their record came from Timberlake:

“We’d drink whiskey in the parking lot,” Grohl remembers. “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.’ ”

According to Grohl, Timberlake totally nailed his vocal part, and we’ll soon get to hear it ourselves (via AltPress). But album collaborations don’t stop there. Another major star collaborator on Foo Fighters’ new record is Paul McCartney! In a recent chat with Rolling Stone magazine, Grohl said Sir Paul McCartney was that the most exciting guest on Concrete And Gold.

Just like with Timberlake, this collaboration popped up quite spontaneously: Grohl says he texted McCartney: “Do you want to play drums on one of our new songs?” to which the legendary musician replied: “You’re crazy, man!” Needless to say he agreed. McCartney played his part so well that they only did two takes and went with the first. “He was so fucking good,” Grohl told Rolling Stone.

In addition to McCartney and Timberlake on the upcoming Foo record, you’ll hear a track with Boyz II Men, which was announced by Grohl earlier. Can’t wait to listen to Foo Fighters’ new material? It’s only a week away! The new album, Concrete And Gold, will be released September 15.

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