Dave Grohl - Dave Grohl wanted Weezer and Manilow track

Dave Grohl came ''f***ing 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.

He said: ''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.''

The rocker admitted Barry was keen to take part in the project, but proved difficult to track down.

He added: ''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 Sir Paul McCartney.

And the 'Monkey Wrech' hitmaker has previously revealed the Beatles legend was easy to work with.

Speaking about their track, 'Cut Me Some Slack', he said: ''We walked in; we jammed the song. It just came out of nowhere. The best songs happen that way.

''We recorded it live and put a vocal over it and that was it. It was three hours and it was perfect.

''You have to understand, one of the great things about playing with Paul McCartney or playing with Neil Young is that that generation of musicians, they cherish and respect and value the practice of just going into a room and coming up with something and jamming and making it a song.

''There's not like seven songwriters and seven producers and digital technology or whatever. It's like people getting in a room.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Dave Grohl - Weezer - Barry Manilow - Foo Fighters - Nirvana - Sir Paul McCartney

Advertisement

More Dave Grohl

Who Is Jordyn Blum? Wife Of Foo Fighter's Frontman Dave Grohl

As the animalistic drummer in Nirvana and the guitar-thrashing frontman in Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl is one of the most well-known and prolific rockstars on...

Foo Fighters - The Five Most Unexpected Live Moments

Last week, legendary rockers the Foo Fighters were announced as headliners for the Invictus Games Closing Party in London’s Olympic Park. The September concert -...

Foo Fighters 8th Studio Album To Be Released In November

Foo Fighters have unveiled the month in which their hotly anticipated 8th studio album will be released. According to a press release, fans can expect...

Foo Fighters Play Surprise Show At New Orleans' Preservation Hall

Foo Fighters surprised fans in New Orleans on Saturday night (May 17th), by performing at the Preservation Hall, which caused an entire city block to...

Advertisement

Foo Fighters Get Their Own HBO Series (Plus, New Album News)

The Foo Fighters have announced they will release a new currently untitled album this fall, with a HBO film documenting its recording. The series will...

A Week In News: Peaches Passes, 'Captain America' Crushes Competition, Rockers Roll Into The History Books

"#RIPPeaches": So went the hashtag that thousands of Twitter users used to pay tribute to the late Peaches Geldof, who was found dead in her...

'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame' Tonight: Joan Jett To Step In For Kurt Cobain?

Today's the day! A new year's worth of rock royalty will tonight be ushered into the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn's...

Kurt Cobain Murder Conspiracist Sues Seattle Police Over Suicide Scene Photos

The police department of Seattle is facing a lawsuit after releasing previously unseen photos from the scene of Kurt Cobain's suicide. The 18 photos largely...

Advertisement

Comments

Dave Grohl Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Dave Grohl

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All