The Foo Fighters have rarely had any collaborations on their previous albums, but that is about to change in a big way on their upcoming effort titled “Concrete And Gold.” Foo Fighters frontman revealed that the band’s new album have some surprise collaborations including a Boyz II Men singer. Not only will “Concrete and Gold” feature special musical guests but it’s also going to be weird.
Grohl appeared on BBC 6 Music where he described the “weirdest moment” of recording the new album which the band called “the album they’ve been waiting to make.” “The guy from Boyz II Men walking through the parking lot and me saying ‘would you sing on our record?’ And he does – on the heaviest song on the entire record.” That guy from Boyz II Men is golden-voiced singer Shawn Stockman, who helped make BIIM one of the biggest R&B groups of all-time.
“It sounds like Sabbath and Pink Floyd. It’s heavy,” Grohl said of the song that Stockman lends his vocals to. “It’s the last song on the record. He built a choir – it’s like 40 vocals stacked. It’s insane.”
Grohl said “a bunch of guests, including some that will really surprise you, according to frontman Dave Grohl. Included on that intriguing list is apparently one of the biggest pop stars in the world. “There’s one who is probably the biggest pop star in the world and — I’m not kidding — sings backup on one of the heaviest songs on the record and we’re not telling anybody who it is.” Could it be Adele or Lady Gaga?
“It is the record that I’ve been more excited for people to hear than any other record we’ve ever made,” said Grohl, before drummer Taylor Hawkins revealed, “Every time we start a record, Dave goes ‘we need to get weird on this record’. Then we always kinda pull back a little and go ‘let’s just make a good rock n’ roll record. This is the weird record.”
The first review of the album is out and it comes from Josh Homme. The singer from Queens Of The Stone Age was “stoked about the album” and told Hawkins, “you guys made a weird record.”
Foo Fighters will release “Concrete And Gold” on September 15.