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McCartney on Dave Grohl’s request: “You’re crazy, man!”

“You’re crazy, man”, McCartney responded when Foo Fighters Dave Grohl texted the request if the ex-Beatle wanted to play drums on one of the tracks on the band’s new album. And to Grohl’s delight, he agreed. McCartney: "Even if it had been banjo, I think I probably would have showed up,"

The two have been collaboration together before, on the soundtrack to Grohl's 2013 documentary, Sound City, and have jammed together a few times. When McCartney had to borrow producer Kurstin in the middle of the Foo's recording, Grohl decided to ask for a favor in return. In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Grohl reveals how they worked together on the new Foo Fighters’ album:





"It's inspiring," Grohl says, "because he's still playing for the same reasons we all started playing when we were young. He just wants to jam." Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins praised McCartney’s drumming: “He laid that track so fucking effortlessly. He never even heard the song – Dave kind of explained it to him with an acoustic guitar. And he was like, 'Yeah, yeah. I think I know what you're doing."

McCartney played only two takes; they used the first. "He was so fucking good," Grohl says. "We played for an hour, then took a break and had bagels and tea. I thought we were done – I didn't want to rag him out – so I was out having a cig, and someone goes, 'Hey, Paul wants to jam some more.' He rounded everybody up, and we jammed for hours: 'Let's write some songs, man!' "


Read the full interview here

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André Homan

André Homan is a Dutch writer and journalist.

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