Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl told GQ that a song he wrote and originally planned as a collaboration with the late David Bowie will see the light of day — but it will be recorded and released by a different, yet-to-be-announced band.
Grohl told the magazine that the song was in limbo for a long time after Bowie turned it down. He explained, “I tried for years, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. We tried it, kind of worked on it, then I actually contacted Bowie about doing it together for this movie soundtrack, that didn’t work out. He didn’t like the movie, it wasn’t me, it was the movie (laughs). Then I started working on it again, and I then gave it to another band, who hasn’t used it yet.”
When Grohl was asked which band would be recording the track, he refused to answer, saying, “I don’t want to spoil the surprise.”
David Bowie passed away after a long battle with cancer in January of 2016, at the age of 69.
The Foos did get to play with Bowie years ago at his 50th birthday celebration. Drummer Taylor Hawkins told us that jamming with their musical idols has been one of the biggest perks of being in the band: “Not only do you get to just, like, pinch yourself — ‘Wow, I’m in the room with this person’ — but you also get to kind of try and soak up a little bit of what they do musically, you know. It’s neat. It really is amazing, and you really get to be in the presence of greatness when you’re with people like that.”
Foo Fighters will resume their current North American tour in support of the band’s 2017 LP Concrete And Gold on July 6th in Columbia, Maryland.
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