Dave Grohl announces new solo project, including 23-minute song where he plays seven different instruments

Rock News 02/08/2018

The hardest working man in rock, Dave Grohl, has announced a new solo project, 'Play', a two-part documentary which leads to him performing a new 23-minute song on seven different instruments.

Play, arriving August 10th, is to showcase "the rewards and challenges of dedicating ones life to playing and mastering a musical instrument."

To achieve the incredible feat, Grohl performed the entire 23 minute instrumental on one instrument at a time, and then merged the videos of each take to create a seven piece, one man band. 

What can't this bloke do? The man is simply not human.

In a statement, 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.

He continues:

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.

Here's a preview of what it will look like, uploaded to Foo Fighters' YouTube channel.

The first part of the documentary will focus on the behind the scenes preparation for the performance, with the second part unveiling it.

And we cannot f**king wait to see it.

Related: Photos of Foo Fighters live at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland 2018