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Foo Fighters Reveal Sonic Highways Guests

09/11/2014
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(Radio.com) In the initial announcement of the new Foo Fighters album, Sonic Highways, due on November 10 via Rockwell Recordings, word was that the record would be guest-heavy, as the collection was recorded in cities across America utilizing different studios and musicians local to that city.

Consequence of Sound has now confirmed some of the artists that will be appearing on the LP, and they are indeed heavy-hitters of rock and roll: Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, The Eagles' Joe Walsh, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Nate Mendel, bassist for the band, recently spoke with NME about the experience and reasoning behind working with who they did. "We wrote the bulk of the songs back in Los Angeles," Mendel explains, "so it was more of a matter of experiencing each place learning about the studio and then bringing in guest musicians.

"In Seattle we had Ben Gibbard from Death Cab For Cutie; in the desert outside Los Angeles it was Joe Walsh from The Eagles for a classic southern California feel - and, sure enough, suddenly our song has layers of 'Hotel California' in it."

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