For a man who is supposed to be staying out of the limelight for a while, Dave Grohl is popping up all over the place. The Foo Fighters frontman has made his latest appearance on a new EP of cover songs by Swedish metal act Ghost B.C., called If You Have Ghost. Grohl not only produced the five-song set but also plays drums on a cover of Abba‘s “I’m A Marionette” and a rendition of Depeche Mode‘s “Waiting For The Night,” while also adding rhythm guitar to Ghost’s take on Roky Erickson’s “If You Have Ghosts.”
- The set is rounded off by a cover of Army Of Lovers’ “Crucified” and a live version of Ghost’s own “Secular Haze.”
- Ghost B.C. frontman Papa Emeritus II told The Quietus about working with Grohl, “I have to say that his work ethic is very high; he brought lots of energy to the studio, and his approach to recording worked well with our own philosophy. He was very picky, he wanted really good takes, and he was a stickler for tuning.”
- If You Have Ghost will be out next Tuesday (November 19th).
- Grohl also performed earlier this month at the Country Music Awards with the Zac Brown Band, whose next album he’ll produce, and also recently teamed up with actor Val Kilmer and comedian/musician Jack Black to perform as Sweetriver And The Huckleberry Dogs on an episode of the popular Yahoo! web series Ghost Ghirls.
- As if that isn’t keeping him busy enough, Grohl is working with the rest of the members of Foo Fighters on their eighth studio album, due out sometime next year.