Paul McCartney revealed as guest drummer on new Foo Fighters album

The Beatles legend will join a secret guest – ‘the biggest pop star in the world’ – on the rockers’ new LP Concrete and Gold

The Foo Fighters have revealed that Paul McCartney is a guest on their new album, playing drums on one of the tracks.

Speaking to ET Canada, a band member said: “He’s a pal. We’ve known him for a long time. He’s great. He’s the most wonderful person in the world. He’s a great guy. He hadn’t even heard of the song. He comes in and [frontman] Dave [Grohl] picked up an acoustic and showed him real quick. He sat on his special drum set that his tech set up for him. I sat there with a drumstick conducting. He did two takes.”

Grohl has also been heavily teasing another major guest on the record, calling them “the biggest pop star in the world. He or she sings backup on one of the heaviest songs on the record … It was sort of towards the end of the album and this person came up and said, ‘Man, I’d really love to sing on your record. I looked at [producer] Greg [Kurstin] and said, ‘OK, come in tomorrow and we’ll figure something out.’ So we found a backup part for this person to sing and we decided we were gonna make it our own dirty little secret and see if anyone can figure it out.”

He denied it was Adele – who Kurstin also produces – or Taylor Swift. Other guests on the album include the Kills and Dead Weather singer Alison Mosshart, and Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman, who Grohl apparently spotted in the car park of the recording studio.

McCartney, meanwhile, is also guesting on the forthcoming album by Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr.


Ben Beaumont-Thomas

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