Grohl contributes to 'I'm A Marionette' cover
Grace Carroll

15:08 21st January 2013

Dave Grohl has teamed up with Swedish metal band Ghost in order to drum on their cover of ABBA song, 'I'm A Marionette'.

The song is originally from ABBA's fifth album, and Ghost will be using it as the B-side to their upcoming new single 'Secular Haze'. As well as drumming, Grohl has also produced the track.

Speaking recently to Decibel magazine about the cover, a member of Ghost said, "We are Swedish, and ABBA has always been a very, very strong part of our modern musical heritage. We all grew up with their music very present. Not only that - ABBA basically took a few hundred years of traditional Swedish music and made it into pop songs. I'm talking about folk music from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

"Anybody outside Scandinavia probably isn't familiar with those tones or musical language. But one of the reasons ABBA broke through so enormously first in Sweden was probably because of their folk music influences.

"I think anyone from Scandinavia is easily infatuated with that sort of music, so ABBA has a deeper meaning to us, I think."

This is the latest in what is set to be a busy few months for Grohl. As well as recently premiering his supergroup Sound City Players at Sundance - alongside his documentary on Sound City studios - he's set to deliver the keynote speech at SXSW.

He will also be playing on Queens of the Stone Age's upcoming album, and recently teamed up with Paul McCartney for a reunion with former Nirvana members. The band played a new song, titled 'Cut Me Some Slack', at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit in New York.

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