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For those not in-the-know, alt-rock legend and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is an excellent multi-instrumentalist who can effortlessly shred pretty much every instrument you can imagine. Hell, he famously recorded all of the different parts on The Foos’ 1995 self-titled debut, and you know dude has only gotten better since then.
Perhaps to prove that he’s still got the sauce, Grohl has embarked upon an ambitious new, 23-minute song in which he plays seven distinct musical parts live in the studio, from memory. The song is simply called “Play,” and Grohl is also releasing an accompanying documentary about the song’s recording process. According to Grohl, he was inspired to create the recording by his children.
“Watching my kids start to play music and learn to sing or play drums, it brings me back to the time when I was their age listening to albums, learning from listening… and when I take my kids to the place where they take their lessons, I see these rooms full of children that are really pushing themselves to figure this out. And even now, as a 49-year-old man, I’m still trying to figure it out… it’s not something that you ever truly master. You’re always chasing the next challenge, and you’re always trying to find a way to improve on what you’ve learned.”
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