Dave Grohl has been filling in for US host Chelsea Handler on her chat show Chelsea Lately all week, and his guest last night (February 6th) was legendary pop king Elton John.
During the interview, Grohl and Elton let slip some very intriguing news about the new Queens of the Stone Age album. ""Recently, Elton and I recorded something together", said Grohl. "Something that people wouldn't imagine the two of us doing together." Elton then revealed that his and Grohl's collaboration was for the upcoming QOTSA LP.
Speaking of their unlikely recording session, Elton said: "I was in Vegas and I flew back to LA and Engelbert Humperdinck had written me a very sweet letter and asked me to sing a duet with him. He is part of my history and I couldn't say no so I went and recorded a song with him. Then I drove three blocks and went from Engelbert to Queens Of The Stone Age, which was a bit of a mindf***."
Grohl also revealed that the track would be different terrority for the balladist. "I remember you (Elton) walking in and him being, like, 'Have you got a ballad for me?' and we were just like, 'no, we do not have a ballad for you'", said the Foo Fighters frontman.
Watch the interview below, thanks to the folks over at Antiquiet.
Other guests confirmed to appear on the new QOTSA album include Nick Oliveri, Mark Lanegan, Trent Reznor, Brody Dalle and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters.
Photo: Getty Images (Elton John)/KROQ (Dave Grohl)