Dave Grohl Squahses Rumors of Taylor Swift, Adele Appearance on Upcoming Record
Posted: 10:48 am Monday, July 31st, 2017
By Kyle Taylor
In an interview with NME, Dave Grohl opened a Pandora’s box after revealing that “probably the biggest pop star in the world” sings backing vocals on a track from the upcoming Foo Fighters album, Concrete and Gold. Recording most of the album at LA’s East West Studios, he would go on to explain that it is not uncommon to run into Shania Twain, Lady Gaga, or Justin Timberlake on any given day.
“You might have Shania Twain having a record-release party, or the guy from Deep Purple hanging out with Jason Bonham, or Justin Timberlake would be in for a couple of weeks, or Lady Gaga working with these other cats from Nashville. And every so often we’d be like, ‘Hey, wanna come sing some backing vocals?’ and they’d just f**king do it. It was loose and random: everyone was hanging out, drinking whiskey, having a good time. I never went to college, but it’s what I imagine a dormitory’s like.”
Adele has been heavily speculated as the mystery pop star because of her mutual ties to Greg Kurstin, the man responsible for Adele’s smash hit albums and who Grohl tapped to produce Concrete and Gold. In that same interview with NME, Grohl explained why Kurstin was chosen to produce Foo Fighters’ 9th studio album.
“Every time I’d bump into him he’d have another gigantic f**king record out, and he’s the most unassuming, reserved guy you’ve ever met. You’d be like, ‘F**k, you wrote that Adele song? You played all the instruments on that? Get the f**k outta here!’”
Kurstin has also produced songs for Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Sia, Kelly Clarkson and Liam Gallagher. He is regarded as the consummate DIY writer and producer. As for the Taylor Swift rumors, I’m not exactly sure where those are coming from, but it doesn’t matter anymore.
“Neither Adele nor Taylor Swift sang on the record”, Grohl recently told Rolling Stone.
Either way, I’m extremely excited for this album. Kurstin shouls add a unique perspective, having mostly worked with major pop stars up until this point.