Foo Fighters are bringing sexy back.
What a collab! There was a lot of chatter that Lady Gaga was the surprise feature on Foo Fighters' forthcoming album, Concrete and Gold, but frontman Dave Grohl revealed in his new interview with Rolling Stone that it's none other than the legendary Justin Timberlake.
How'd the collaboration come about? Grohl says the band and JT would kick it in the parking lot at L.A.'s EastWest studios during downtime between recording sessions for their respective new albums.
"We'd drink whiskey in the parking lot," said the Foo Fighters frontman. "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.'"
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Per Rolling Stone: "Timberlake's contribution amounted to 'la la la' vocals on one track, but Grohl was adamant that his new friend 'nailed' the part. 'I'm telling you, the guy's going somewhere,' he joked."
How'd fans reach the conclusion it was actually Mother Monster? In June, Grohl told the BBC that the world's "biggest pop star" sang backup on one of the album's "heaviest songs."
"I'd be amazed if anyone can really figure it out," he said at the time. "But it was great and this person's been around a long time. And I think I've met this person maybe a few times, but I'd never spent time with this person, and we had a blast together. Really fucking fun. And [he or she is] very talented – more so than I ever knew. But, of course, I fucking ran my mouth off; now I have to answer to it every time I pick up the telephone and I'm like, 'Fuck! I shouldn't have said anything.'"
Concrete and Gold drops September 15th and also includes collaborations with Paul McCartney, the Bird and the Bee's Inara George, the Kills' Alison Mosshart and Boyz II Men singer Shawn Stockman, among others.