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Zac Brown Band and Dave Grohl to release songs in December

Grohl produced and played drums on country group's iTunes album

By MSN Music Partners Dec 2, 2013 11:24AM

By Kory Grow
Rolling Stone

 

Country-rockers the Zac Brown Band announced today that they will release "The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1" on iTunes on December 10th. The release, which Dave Grohl produced and played the drums on, will feature the recorded debut of the song "Day for the Dead," which the band and the Foo Fighters frontman recently performed at the CMAs. Other tracks on the release include "All Alright," "Let It Rain" and "The Muse," the latter of which was written by the Wood Brothers, an ensemble signed to Brown's label Southern Ground Artists.


"Dave is a musical genius," said Zac Brown in a press release. "It's been amazing to play with him onstage and get to spend time working with him in the studio. We are excited for fans to hear the music we've been able to create together."

 

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Grohl discussed the collaboration with Rolling Stone at the American Music Awards this past Sunday. "They're unbelievable," he said of the group. "The band is so good they can be tracked live; we didn't fuck with computers, we tracked live, four-part harmonies around one microphone. It's rocking. I didn't know what [the band] was [prior to this]. People are like, 'Oh, it's country.' 'No, it's not, it's like the Allman Brothers.' 'No, it's not, it's jam band.' I don't even know what you would call it, it's fucking great."

 

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With the announcement of the release, the band posted a video chronicling the making of "The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1":

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Photo credit: Associated Press

10Comments
Dec 3, 2013 9:06PM
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Wow!  Too bad country music sucks these days.  Maybe Grohl can bring it back to life?
Dec 2, 2013 4:27PM
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I like Dave as a musician but he is an attention whore...

 

 

Dec 2, 2013 4:13PM
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Okay, so Grohl goes country and everyone thinks he's great for doing something different. Metallica tries something different and they are sellouts? lol Also, Dave's all-time favorite band ever? Metallica.
Dec 2, 2013 3:06PM
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Just saw these guys in concert. I have seen many bands but these guys are musical genius. They are all very talented and put on a great concert. Adding Dave's influence will only help them to bring a different sound to country which is awesome at it core but has room for some variation and I like it. Hands down they are the best country band out there right now. They did Metallica "Enter Sandman" Better then Metallica did it both times i saw them!! Just a great band and they play every instrument and even do a stripped down accoustic session of " I like big butts!" LOL
Dec 2, 2013 2:29PM
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I'm not a country music fan, but Dave Grohl could turn me into one.  He could produce a record of those screaming goats and I'd buy it.  He is a musical god and a very funny and entertaining guy.

Dec 2, 2013 1:42PM
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no big thing.....but don't see many country going "rock" (ozzy is rock...what they call rock

today is bubblegum rock)


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