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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Teases New 23-Minute Solo Song & Documentary ‘Play’

Written by Tom Williams on August 2, 2018

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has announced the release of a new 23-minute solo song and mini-documentary called ‘Play’.

The instrumental track, which is set for release on 10th August, is an original composition featuring Grohl on all seven instruments.

Grohl supposedly recorded the song completely live, one track at a time, with no sheet music or guide tracks, while also forcing himself to start the recording again every time he made the slightest mistake.

Explaining the motivation behind the song, Grohl says, “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.”

Watch a teaser video for the song, below.

The accompanying two-part ‘Play’ documentary, directed by Grohl, highlights “the rewards and challenges of dedicating one’s life to playing and mastering a musical instrument”, according to a press release.

‘Play’ will receive a limited edition vinyl release on 28th September, with the song’s sheet music to also be made available through an “online interactive experience”, which will include a list of organisations where time, money or instruments can be donated to good causes.

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