Dave Grohl Says Paul McCartney Guested On The New Foo Fighters Album “Concrete And Gold”

Dave Grohl has confirmed that Sir Paul McCartney has contributed drums to one the songs on the new Foo Fighters album “Concrete And Gold” (out September 15). He joins other guests including Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), Alison Mosshart (The Kills), and a mystery pop star.

Grohl told ET Canada the following:

“Paul McCartney plays drums on one of our songs. He’s a pal. We’ve known him for a long. He’s great. He’s the most wonderful person in the world. He’s a great guy.”

The band also added:

“He hadn’t even heard of the song. He comes in and Dave picked up an acoustic and showed him real quick. 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.”

Foo Fighters Perform New Song “Arrows” Live In Athens, Greece

During their July 10 show at the Odeio Herodou Attikou in Athens, Greece, Foo Fighters performed a new song called “Arrows.” Footage from this concert will appear on an episode of PBS‘ ‘Landmarks Live In Concert. The band’s new album “Concrete And Gold” will be released on September 15.

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Says A Boyz II Men Member Guested On The Band’s New Album “Concrete And Gold”

Dave Grohl has confirmed that Boyz II Men‘s Shawn Stockman will guest on the title track of the new Foo Fighters album “Concrete And Gold” (out September 15). Grohl told BBC the following:

“The guy from Boyz II Men walking through the parking lot and me saying ‘Ahh, dude, would you sing on our record?’ And he does–on the heaviest song on the entire record [that would be the title track.] It sounds like Sabbath and Pink Floyd. It’s heavy. It’s the last song on the record with the guy from Boyz II Men… He built a choir–it’s like 40 vocals stacked. It’s insane.”

[via The PRP]

Foo Fighters Announce New Album “Concrete And Gold”, U.S. Tour, & Cal Jam Fest

Foo Fighters have announced that they will release their new album “Concrete And Gold” on September 15. The cover art/track listing for the effort, which Dave Grohl describes as “Motörhead’s version of ‘Sgt. Pepper’… or something like that”, can be found below:

“Concrete And Gold” Track Listing:

01. “T-Shirt”
02. “Run”
03. “Make It Right”
04. “Sky Is A Neighborhood”
05. “La Dee Da”
06. “Dirty Water”
07. “Arrows”
08. “Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)”
09. “Sunday Rain”
10. “The Line”
11. “Concrete And Gold”

The band commented:

“Dear Everybody –

Remember that “break” we were taking?

Well…. we lied.

We just spent the last 6 months secretly making a gigantic new foo fighters album with our friend/genius/mastermind Greg Kurstin that will undoubtedly fry stereos from here to Fukuoka. Start saving your speaker money now. Sorry. It’s big.

It’s called Concrete And Gold, comes out Sept. 15th, and has more twists and turns than a live senate hearing. Like a box of really loud chocolates. Hope you’re hungry.

And what better way to celebrate our biggest sounding album ever than to invite 50,000 of you to come throw down with 22 of our favorite bands Oct 7th at the Glen Helen Regional Park + Fairgrounds? That’s right. We throw one hell of a party you know…..

See you there. It’s gonna go off.

Bye”

In other news, the band will also headline Cal Jam Fest, alongside Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes In Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler, and White Reaper. That event will take place on October 7 at the Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA.


Furthermore, Foo Fighters have also announced a full U.S. tour:

10/07 San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Regional Park (‘Caljam 17‘)
10/12 Washington, DC – The Anthem
10/14 Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
10/15 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
10/17 Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
10/18 Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
10/20 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
10/21 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
10/23 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
10/24 Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
10/26 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
10/28 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
11/07 Madison, WI – Kohl Center
11/08 Champaign, IL – State Farm Arena
11/10 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
11/11 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
11/13 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
11/15 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
11/18 Mexico City, MEX – Corona Capital
12/01 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
12/02 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
12/04 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
12/05 Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
12/07 Nampa, ID – Fort Idaho Center
12/09 Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at Metrapark
12/10 Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
12/12 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena