Foo Fighters have a new album called Concrete And Gold coming out in a couple of months, and it’s set to feature some leftfield guests like Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman, The Kills’ Allison Mosshart, and The Bird And The Bee’s Inara George. And now Dave Grohl tells Rolling Stone that the “biggest pop star in the world” is also on the album, singing backup. He won’t say who the pop star in question is, and he’s acting like it’s a big mystery. So let’s figure it out.
Grohl says that the pop star in question “sings backup on one of the heaviest songs on the record,” and he intends to keep the star’s identity a secret. He also walks back the phrase “pop star,” saying that the singer is actually “more than that.” And here’s the story, as he tells it:
"It was sort of towards the end of the album and this person came up and said, 'Man, I’d really love to sing on your record.' I looked at [producer] Greg [Kurstin] and said, 'OK, come in tomorrow and we’ll figure something out.' So we found a backup part for this person to sing and we decided we were gonna make it our own dirty little secret and see if anyone can figure it out…"