Wednesday 18 October 2017

Dave Grohl and Slash's school run

Dave Grohl plays drums on a track on Slash's album
Dave Grohl plays drums on a track on Slash's album

Dave Grohl has revealed how he ended up working on Slash's new album after a chat at the school gates.

The Foo Fighters rocker plays drums on a track on the Guns N' Roses star's new solo album and told Absolute Radio it came about after he and Slash had been chatting like "mums".

Dave told DJ Ben Jones: "It's funny because his kids used to go to the same school as mine so that's how we met and started hanging out - when your kids go to the same school as someone else's and the mums start asking other mums for favours it becomes a whole new thing."

He added: "He basically said, 'Hey I'm making a record, you wanna sing on the song?' and I said, 'Nah, I don't wanna sing but I'll play drums though.' He showed me the riff and we did it in one take."

Them Crooked Vultures - Dave, Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age - were speaking to Absolute Radio ahead of their Teenage Cancer Trust gig at the Royal Albert Hall.

Dave revealed: "About a year ago Roger (Daltrey) asked if the Foos would play. When Roger Daltrey is up in your face telling you that you have to play this gig it's hard to say no but I couldn't because my daughter Harper was born the same week.

"This time I was at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles and I was walking through the lobby and I heard, 'Dave!' and I look up and it's Roger. He just came up and said, 'Will you do the gig? Will you do it?' and I said, 'Yeah we'll do it'."

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