Clearly encouraged by our selection of Foo Fighters’ Wasting Light as album of the year, Dave Grohl has kicked his wizardry into overdrive with a new mystery project that has some fascinating names attached already.
Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor revealed on Twitter earlier this week that he has recorded a song with Dave Grohl and Nirvana producer Butch Vig. Taylor wrote: “HUGE checks off the Bucket List today- did a song with Dave Grohl and Butch Vig. Do the words ‘holy shit’ say enough about it?!?”
Meanwhile, RATT singer Stephen Pearcy and lead guitarist Warren DeMartini also announced plans to record a song for the new Grohl project. Pearcy stated, “Warren and I are recording an original song for a project for Dave. He’s way cool and we’re ready to go. . . We’ll let [Dave] tell you about when he’s ready, kidz. [It’s not a track] for a RATT record.”
Another Probot-type album? Not likely, but there’s plenty of room for speculation at this point. The collaboration between Taylor and Grohl seemed written in the stars, however, after a 2006 interview in which Corey discussed musical figures he identified with: “I probably identify the most with people like Dave Grohl, who is such a cool dude, so down to earth and probably one of the funniest cats on the planet,” Taylor said. “He’s just so approachable and yet has done so much. I really, really dig that.”
Grohl said recently that he was working on a film about the legendary Los Angeles studio Sound City, and these sessions are likely related to that project. “When Sound City closed last year it was a very sad day,” Dave explained. “That place was like a church. The list of people that recorded there is like a virtual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We recorded Nevermind there back in 1991. That funky old place had the best drum room in the world. The drum sound at the beginning of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit?’ That’s Sound City. I decided to make a film about that feeling when you put five guys in a room, hit ‘record’ and the hair on the back of your neck stands up. Expect some epic jam sessions.”
Meanwhile, Grohl revealed on the official Foo Fighters blog that he has already started compiling ideas for new Foos material. He wrote: “We’re not finished yet. There are still more shows to play, more songs to write, more albums to record, for years to come. I mean if you would have told me 17 years ago that in 2012 I would be writing songs for our eighth studio album… well.”
We’ll keep you posted.