Ever since the Foo Fighters announced their ninth album, Concrete and Gold, they’ve teased a major superstar who worked with them. And it wasn’t Paul McCartney. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the band finally revealed the mystery star is none other than Justin Timberlake.
It seems it was an unplanned collaboration as Timberlake dropped by the studio and enjoyed what the band was playing. This led to Timberlake and Grohl to become friends.
“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.”
A very unexpected collaboration indeed, but we can’t wait to hear what it sounds like.
Concrete and Gold drops September 15.