Foo Fighters have released an animated short about the making of their new album Concrete and Gold, as a teaser for its September 15 release.
Released via the long-standing band’s Twitter account, the brief clip has a number of allusions to the ups and downs within the group leading up to the record.
Rumours of a rift within the band that might lead to their demise after the release of their underwhelming last record Sonic Highways is seemingly alluded to in a shot of a band meeting ending in a glass thrown at Dave Grohl’s head, as well as the much publicised incident of the frontman breaking his leg after falling off stage in Sweden in 2015.
ICYMI - The Making of Concrete and Gold. Coming Soon. pic.twitter.com/9g2w5u1xm9— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) September 7, 2017
In a breathlessly fast-moving selection of scenes, the group’s decision to hire Adele producer Greg Kurstin as a producer is referenced, while the final scene sees Grohl’s head exploding.
At one point Paul McCartney can be spotted peering through a window at the band. The former Beatle has been confirmed to appear on the album, playing drums. Describing McCartney as ‘the most wonderful person in the world, Grohl told ET Canada: “He hadn’t even heard of the song. He comes in and Dave picked up an acoustic and showed him real quick. He sat on his special drum set that his tech set up for him. I sat there with a drumstick conducting.”
Having previously teased ‘the biggest pop star in the world’ to appear on backing vocals on one track, it has also been revealed that Justin Timberlake will appear on Concrete and Gold.
The band bumped into the singer at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, where they recorded the new record. Grohl told Rolling Stone: “We’d drink whiskey in the parking lot. 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.'”