On Friday (November 26th), Foo Fighters drop their latest seven-inch 45 r.p.m. single for Record Store Day. The single — “Making A Fire (Mark Ronson Re-Version)” b/w “Chasing Birds (Preservation Hall Jazz Band Re-Version)” — features two “Re-Versioned” tracks from the band’s 2021 chart-topping Medicine At Midnight album. The upcoming single is limited to 9,500 copies
The “Making A Fire (Re-Version)” includes contributions from members of the Dap-Kings, the Budos Band, Antibalas, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more.
The “Chasing Birds (Re-Version)” features appearances by from Ben Jaffe, Charlie Gabriel, Clint Maedgen, Walter Harris, Branden Lewis, and Ronnell Johnson, among others.
When we last caught up with Dave Grohl, he told us the most important thing is keeping the human element in music: “The most important thing is that there’s a human element to what you’re doing. With digital technology, it became a lot easier to manipulate these performances. I think what that does is it really takes a lot of personality out of music, you know. Like John Lennon didn’t really sing perfectly in key and John Bonham didn’t really play perfectly in time, but they just — it felt great.”