While the big talking point from yesterday’s brilliant Preparing Music For Concerts livestream was that Josh Freese is now drumming for the Foo Fighters, the rock legends teased another very awesome news nugget during the show: that Dave Grohl recorded the drums on their upcoming 11th album But Here We Are.
Filmed at their 606 Studios, the band tore through a fantastic set on May 21 for fans all over the world to watch for free and see Josh do his thing behind the kit. And during the performance – which included live debuts of recent singles Rescued and Under You – the Foos also played an as-yet-unreleased song from But Here We Are: the absolutely ace Nothing At All.
After the track was played, Josh said to Dave: “When you explained the beat on the record and you’re like, ‘I think I played it with one hand,’ and I’m kinda doing the same thing. It feels good and sounds cool, you know?”
“It was unintentional,” replied Dave. “I did it when I demoed it at my house, and I’d just woken up and I was tired. But on the shitty drum set at my house, it just kinda sounded better. You’re not hitting the hi-hat and the snare at the same time, so it sort of has more space.”