Rick Springfield on Working With the Foo Fighters: It Was a Great Experience
The Foo Fighters may be on an indefinite hiatus, but with Dave Grohl’s upcoming documentary on the historic Sound City recording studio on the horizon, there are still some new Foo Fighters collaborations to look forward to. One of those songs includes a tune penned with Rick Springfield, who recorded his 1981 disc ‘Working Class Dog’ at the legendary studio.
The Foo Fighters and Rick Springfield joined forces to write a song called ‘The Man Who Never Was’ which Springfield told Billboard is “a relationship song” inspired by a true tale from World War II.
Springfield described working with the Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighers as a “great experience” saying, “They're great musicians and I love their writing. And to actually write a song with them was fun.”
So fun in fact that Springfield feels the song could be a true contender for a possible first single. “It came out really great,” Springfield said. “Butch Vig produced it with Dave, and they really felt the song came out great and we're thinking it could be one of the lead-off songs for (the soundtrack)."
With respect to Sound City, Springfield recorded many albums there throughout his career and can’t wait to see Grohl’s finished film. “Dave's one of those guys with a deep musical history and really knows what happened there," Springfield shared. "It's going to be big. He's got all these grand ideas, and he's got the power now to do that kind of stuff. I think it's a great idea."
Grohl’s Sound City documentary has been a year in the making and he has high hopes for it, saying, “it could be the biggest, most important project I've ever worked on.”