After making one of the best albums of 2011 with the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foo Fighters[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dave Grohl[/lastfm] appears to be at work on a new secret project. Known for his variety in music collaborations, Grohl is now joining forces with members of one of the biggest rock groups of the 80’s, Ratt.
Last week [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ratt[/lastfm] vocalist [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stephen Pearcy[/lastfm] announced the news of a new song via twitter, along with the picture above of himself, Grohl, and guitarist [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Warren De Martini[/lastfm].
He later added: “Thing is it’s a way cool thing of Dave. We’re just privileged to b a part of that. Next Ratt!”
The new track isn’t the first time Grohl has teamed up with 80’s metal legends. For his 2004 Probot album (ie: his homage to heavy metal), Grohl collaborated with artists Snake (from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Voivod[/lastfm]), Eric Wagner (from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Trouble[/lastfm]), Cronos (from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Venom[/lastfm]), and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wino[/lastfm]. Could this mean fans get another Probot album??? Maybe.
But this is also the second ‘secret’ project that Dave has been linked to recently. The first came with the news that he would be directing a documentary about Sound City Studios — where [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nirvana’s[/lastfm] ‘Nevermind’ and several other classic albums where recorded. So does the new Grohl/Ratt track have something to do with the doc? Possibly. Only time will tell…
Probot – Shake Your Blood
In the meantime, Pearcy and De Martini have started writing songs for Ratt’s 10th studio album while Pearcy is wrapping up his new solo album, Sucker Punch. Both out later this year.
As for Grohl? He of course is busy with the Foo’s. The band recently confirmed they are planning to head into the studio to record a new album this year (YEY!). On the band’s official blog, Dave stated he has already started compiling ideas for new songs noting, “We’re not finished yet. There are still more shows to play, more songs to write, more albums to record, for years to come. I mean if you would have told me 17 years ago that in 2012 I would be writing songs for our eighth studio album…well.”
Whatever Dave Grohl touches turns to gold, making me beyond excited for new Foo’s and whatever project he has next.
Below enjoy some of Ratt’s classics.