Dave Grohl came close to arranging a collaboration between Weezer and Barry Manilow. The Foo Fighters frontman was keen to forge an unlikely pairing between the "Hash Pipe" rockers and the 69-year-old crooner for a track on his Sound City Studios documentary soundtrack and thinks the song could have been a hit.
"I was this f***ing close to getting them on a record. I thought it was going to happen. It would've been f***ing huge," he said.
The rocker admitted Barry was keen to take part in the project, but proved difficult to track down: "He was the first person who said he'd do it but was the last we tracked down. And we had to fly to f***ing Hawaii."
The documentary threw up several collaborations, including one between Dave, his former Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, and Paul McCartney.
Foo Fighters have a new album almost ready for release. Although the rock the group are currently on hiatus, they have no plans to disband and have a collection of songs ready to record and unveil to the world.
"We've been a band for almost 20 years. When it feels like you're walking in the sand, it's time to go home. But we have pretty much an entire record ready. Once we're set, we'll make a huge stink about it," frontman Dave Grohl said.
Even the "Best of You" hitmakers have been having a break Grohl has still been busy on other projects and he admits working with Paul McCartney is one of the highlights of his career. The singer teamed up with the Beatles legend and his former Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear on "Cut Me Some Slack" after previously recording with Paul for his documentary on California's iconic Sound City studios and he admits it was honor to make music with one of his heroes: "I remember rehearsing with him. He comes in and just wants to jam. He's willing to go off more than most younger musicians."
Dave Grohl's Sound City Players supergroup will include John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks. Former Creedance Clearwater Revival singer John and and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie will join Dave when he unveils the all-star band at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on January 18.
The band will play at the festival to premiere Dave's new film, Sound City, a documentary about the recording studio of the same name in California. The supergroup will also feature Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic; Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen; Foo Fighters members Chris Shiflett, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear and Nate Mendel; Rage Against the Machine's Brad Wilk and Slipknot's Corey Taylor, among others.
The band are expected to play songs from the soundtrack to Sound City, which was written and recorded especially for the film.
Dave Grohl will debut a new supergroup later this month. The band will be called the Sound City Players and are scheduled to make their debut performance at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Dave will be at the festival to premiere his new film, a documentary about the Sound City recording studios in California.
As a clue to who may appear with Dave, he recently released a preview of the soundtrack to the film - titled "Sound City" - which sees him collaborate with a number of stars on tracks including Trent Reznor, Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, members of Rage Against the Machine and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and other members of his band Foo Fighters.
The soundtrack also features the track "Cut Me Some Slack," which features ex-Beatles singer Paul McCartney and was premiered by Paul with ex-Nirvana members Dave, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear at the 12.12.12 benefit concert in New York last month.
Dave Grohl is to appear on Queens of the Stone Age's new album.
The 43-year-old drummer - who rose to fame in Nirvana - will play drums on their sixth studio LP following the departure of Joey Castillo from the band, frontman Josh Homme has confirmed. It is not the first time he has worked on an album from the band, having previously drummed on 2002's Songs for the Deaf.
Eagles of Death Metal star Jesse Hughes recently revealed some details about the new Queens of the Stone Age album, saying fans had a lot to look forward to: "The s**t I've heard from the new Queens album is so badass. It's really cool. It's the kinda s**t that makes John Holmes [legendary porn star] have a bigger d**k and he's dead, so that's pretty rad."
The band have not released new material since 2007's Era Vulgaris.
The Foo Fighters have denied splitting up.
The "These Days" hitmakers have slammed the rumors, insisting they are simply taking a well earned break from music and could never give up on the band because they have worked so hard to make it a success.
"There were times when I didn't think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But... I can't give up this band. And I never will. Because it's not just a band to me. It's my life. It's my family. It's my world," frontman Dave Grohl said in a statement.
Fans panicked on Saturday when Dave told the 60,000 strong crowd at Global Citizen Festival in New York, "This is it, man. We don't have any [shows] after this."
Dave Grohl says nobody should plan to become a rock star. The Foo Fighters frontman says he is "really lucky" to have made a career out of music, but advises young people that they should never set out with a specific career goal of becoming a rock star.
"Just play music and have fun. I got really lucky. I'm a high school dropout. The kind of music that we were playing back then was like punk rock and nobody dreamed of this kind of s**t happening. No career opportunity. But that shouldn't be your motivation to play music. Music should be its own reward."
Dave has also recently collaborated with his former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic on music for the soundtrack to new documentary Sound City about the studio where they recorded the iconic Nevermind album. Although they remain tight lipped, Krist has recently confirmed the collaboration, saying, "You know what was cool, I did some work with Dave, you've got to ask Dave what we did though because he told me not to tell anybody."
Labrinth wants to collaborate with Dave Grohl and Bjork.
The "Express Yourself" hitmaker is a huge fan of both the Foo Fighters frontman and the eccentric singer and says it would be a dream to work with them: "The people I want to collaborate with most are Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl and Bjork. Dave was the coolest guy ever when I met him. I've gotten every single girl I've ever wanted, so when I say 'I want Bjork,' I've just got to get that girl."
Labrinth - real name Timothy McKenzie - also revealed how music is his first love as he gets so much enjoyment from making new songs:
"Music is everything to me. I love creating and being a producer but I'm still developing into the sort of artist I want to be. I'm schizophrenic when I make music. One moment I want to make rock, the next it's club music. It's very hard to stick to one thing. It burns that the record industry makes me focus on just one thing because I have a very short attention span."
Courtney Love has accused The Muppets of "raping" the memory of Kurt Cobain.
The Hole singer feels the puppet group was disrespectful to her former husband - who committed suicide in 1994 - with their cover of his song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in their recent comedy film.
She told website TMZ she thought the version of the Nirvana track, performed in the style of a barbershop quartet, was "raping" Kurt's legacy.
Courtney Love stormed off stage in Brazil after a fan showed her a picture of Kurt Cobain.
The Hole singer stopped her band's set and threatened to "beat the f**k" out of the offending crowd member for holding up the picture of her husband - lead singer of Nirvana, who killed himself in 1994 - as she played at the SWU festival in Sao Paulo this weekend. Upon seeing the picture, Courtney yelled, "I don't need to see a picture of Kurt, a******, and I'm going to have you f***ing removed if you keep holding that up."
Referring to her daughter with Kurt, Frances Bean, 19, she added, "I'm not Kurt, I have to live with his s**t and his ghost and his kid every day and throwing that up is stupid and rude and I'm going to beat the f**k out of you if you do it again. You weren't f***ing married to him, I f***ing was."
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