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Paul McCartney to Appear on New Foo Fighters Album

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Dave Grohl has revealed that the one and only Paul McCartney plays drums on Foo Fighters' new album, Concrete and Gold.

Though McCartney's is not the headline-grabbing, secret guest appearance—from "the biggest pop star in the world"—that Grohl first teased in an interview with BBC Radio 1, he was nonetheless thrilled with the former Beatle's appearance on the record.

“Paul McCartney plays drums on one of our songs,” Grohl told ET Canada. “He’s a pal. We’ve known him for a long time. He’s great. He’s the most wonderful person in the world. He’s a great guy.”

“He hadn’t even heard the song. He comes in and Dave picked up an acoustic and showed him real quick," added drummer Taylor Hawkins. “He sat on his special drum set that his tech set up for him. I sat there with a drumstick conducting. He did two takes.”

Foo Fighters are releasing Concrete and Gold September 15.

You can find out more about the record, and the band's other endeavors, at their website.

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.