Dave Grohl announces release of mini-documentary Play

Dave GrohlGareth Cattermole / Staff / Getty


If there is a music documentary being produced somewhere, chances are Dave Grohl is involved somehow. This time, instead of being interviewed for one, Dave is the subject of one.

Play, set to be released August 10th, follows the Foo Fighters front man as he records a 23-minute instrumental, playing ALL the instruments. Grohl says that watching his kids take music lessons brought him back to the time when he was a kid and would learn about music through listening.

“I see these rooms full of children that are really pushing themselves to figure this out. 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,” he shares in the documentary. “You’re always chasing the next challenge, and you’re always trying to find a way to improve on what you’ve learned.”

The doc also has the actual recording of the title song in real time. Grohl plays the entire 23-minutes, without any ideas written down, simply bouncing between instruments and figuring it out as he goes.

Play be available for download and streaming, while the song will be pressed to vinyl and sold as part of a limited edition package via the Foo Fighters’ website September 28th 

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