Foo Fighters

Justin Timberlake To Guest On New Foo Fighters Album “Concrete And Gold”


Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has revealed Justin Timberlake to be the mystery pop star that cameos on their forthcoming new album, “Concrete And Gold“. The reveal came via‘s new cover story on Grohl and the band, with the following shared of that:

“Then there was the day Justin Timberlake dropped by. He listened to what the Foos were doing and liked what he heard, and pretty soon he and Grohl were hanging out regularly. ‘We’d drink whiskey in the parking lot,’ Grohl says. ‘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.’?’ So the band had him add some “la la la’s” to one track. ‘He nailed it,’ Grohl says. ‘I’m telling you – the guy’s going somewhere.'”

Grohl also reflected on the passing of Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell in the piece, with the following being in part offered of that:

Chris Cornell had been a friend of Grohl‘s since their Seattle grunge days. ‘I loved him,’ Grohl says, voice breaking. ‘He was a really sweet guy. Full of life. And he had so much to offer. That one hurt,’ he says through tears. ‘Over the years you sort of count your blessings that you survived, and when you see another one go down …’

The nature of Cornell‘s death dredged up particularly painful memories for Grohl, who knows what it means to lose a bandmate to suicide. ‘I felt for his family,’ he says. ‘And I felt for his …’ He chokes up again. ‘And I felt for his band, you know? Because that’s a long road, man.’

Grohl is quiet a long time. ‘Every time it happens, the same feeling comes up,’ he says. ‘It’s shocking and confusing and I just don’t get it. You get into this with a love of music, and sharing it with people, and you hope everybody feels the same way. I know it’s more complicated than that … but, fuck. It just sucks.’

Just then, a car pulls up in the driveway below us. It’s Grohl‘s wife, Jordyn, and Harper, home from camp. He stands up, sniffling. ‘But, yeah,’ he says. ‘I’ve always felt like the most important thing is just to get home safe. You just gotta keep on keeping on.’ He starts down the stairs, wiping away tears as he goes.”

Concrete And Gold” will be released on September 15th and also features guest turns from Paul McCartney, Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men, Alison Mosshart and more.