Foo Fighters’ New Album to Feature Guest Appearance by Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman

  • Axl Rosenberg

I don’t think there’s any chance that the Foo Fighters’ new album, Concrete and Gold, won’t sell about as well as any record could these days… but this wholly unexpected union of ’90s icons oughta seal the deal.

During a recent interview with the BBC, Dave Grohl was asked about Gold‘s weirdest moment, to which he replied:

“The guy from Boyz II Men walking through the parking lot and me saying ‘Ahh, dude, would you sing on our record?’ And he does–on the heaviest song on the entire record [that would be the title track.] It sounds like Sabbath and Pink Floyd. It’s heavy. It’s the last song on the record with the guy from Boyz II Men… He built a choir–it’s like 40 vocals stacked. It’s insane.”

The specific “guy from Boyz II Men” who appears on the album, if you’re curious, is Shawn Stockman (I know the 21st century hasn’t been as kind to Boyz II Men as it has to Grohl, so for those of you who don’t remember which Boy II Man Stockman is, he’s “The Skinny One”). I kinda wish it was Michael McCary, the dude with the cane and the really deep bass voice, but I’m not complaining. I am oddly stoked to hear this track when it’s released. I sincerely hope it leads to other, similar collaborations. Stone Temple Pilots should just go ahead and hire TLC’s T-Boz and change their name to STLCP. Who wouldn’t buy that record???

Concrete and Gold comes out September 15.

[via The PRP]

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