12 October, 2015 - NME.com
Foo Fighters have recorded five new songs, the band revealed at a recent live show.
Frontman Dave Grohl confirmed the news at their headline set during the second weekend of Austin City Limits festival.
"You know what I did last night? We recorded five fucking new songs in your beautiful city of Austin, Texas," Grohl told the crowd on Friday night (October 9).
He also stated that he teamed up on the tracks with singer-songwriter Ben Kweller, who he later welcomed onto the stage to duet on 'Big Me'.
Grohl added: "Just by chance, I bumped into an old friend that I hadn’t seen in about 16 years, right as I was recording a vocal. This motherfucker walks in — I’m like, ‘Hey, man!’ — and he starts fucking singing the most beautiful harmony to the thing I was singing. I was like, ‘Get your ass in the vocal booth right now.’ And then he said, ‘Hey, if you want, I’ll come up and sing a song with you tonight.'"
Watch Kweller perform with Foo Fighters below.
Grohl also reunited with a former school friend at a Foo Fighters at a show last week, telling the crowd that the classmate once beat him in a battle of the bands competition.
Grohl and co were performing at Memphis, Tennessee on Wednesday (October 7) when he was joined onstage by Chet Lott, who defeated the singer in a music contest when they were 15.
"I may have won the battle, but you won the war," Lott told Grohl onstage. The pair proceeded to perform a cover of Queen and David Bowie's 'Under Pressure'.
Watch footage beneath.