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Dave Grohl: Justin Timberlake To Guest On New Foo Fighters Album
Back in June, Dave Grohl teased that the upcoming new Foo Fighters' album, Concrete And Gold, would include a guest appearance from the "biggest pop star in the world." And finally, Grohl has revealed the secret identify of the mystery guest: Justin Timberlake.
"We'd drink whiskey in the parking lot," said Grohl, who told Rolling Stone that the band met Timberlake at EastWest studios in Los Angeles, where they recorded the album. "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.'"
Timberlake ended up adding a "la la la" vocal track to one song, and Grohl was all to pleased with the results. "I'm telling you, the guy's going somewhere," he joked.
Grohl's reveal was part of an in-depth cover story for the magazine. Here are three other things we learned from the interview:
- Grohl has introduced his 8-year-old daughter, Harper, to AC/DC:
"You can't go wrong with 'Highway To Hell,' " said Grohl.
- Paul McCartney plays drums on a new song on Concrete And Gold:
"Do you want to play drums on one of our new songs?" Grohl texted McCartney, who responded: "You're crazy, man!" "He was so f***ing good," said Grohl.
- Grohl keeps his GRAMMY Awards in his office, marking the "the only trace of rock star in the house," according to author Josh Eells.
Read the entire Rolling Stone cover story on Grohl. The Foo Fighters' Concrete And Gold is due Sept. 15.