Dream Widow: Dave Grohl Talks New Fictional Metal Band “Studio 666”


Nearly 20 years ago, Dave Grohl enlisted members of Motörhead, Celtic Frost, Venom, and other heavy metal pioneers for Probot, his side project he once called “death-metal.” Supernatural.” With the upcoming release of the Foo Fighters comedy horror Workshop 666Grohl goes back to his more aggressive side, telling rolling stone that he recorded an entire metal album as the fictional Dream Widow movie band.

Workshop 666 follows the Foos as they settle in to record their 10th album in a dilapidated mansion. “I end up finding this basement scary. And I go to the basement, I find this tape of a band [Dream Widow] from 25 years ago that was recorded there,” Grohl told Howard Stern. “And there’s this song that if it’s recorded and finished, the fucking demon in the house breaks loose, and then, whatever, all hell breaks loose.”

Grohl once released a thrash headbanger called “March of the Insane,” but says rolling stone that a full Dream Widow album will hopefully arrive in time for the film’s premiere on February 25. In the film, the Dream Widow singer, as Grohl puts it, “went mad, murdered his entire band over creative differences, then committed suicide in the house.

“It will be the lost album,” Grohl continues of the new project. “It’ll be the album they were making before he killed the whole band.” When asked if it will be released at the same time as the film, Grohl adds, “I mean, I work fast, but damn this delay is gonna kill me. Yes, I will release it for the movie. By February 25, there will be a Dream Widow disc.

It’s unclear exactly when the album will be released, who else is on it, or if Grohl has even finished recording it. But he notes that his days as a “fuckin’ 80s thrash metal kid” will play heavy inspiration. “I have my favourites. You will hear many of these influences in ‘Lacrimus dei Ebrius’ [a 13-minute metal epic performed in the film] because for this song, I put maybe four or five of those sections together in this big, long thing. Some sound like [doom-metal pioneers] Difficulty; some of them look like compliance corrosion; some of them have a Kyuss vibe.

The Foos kept the gory horror comedy, directed by BJ McDonnell, a secret for more than two and a half years, staying to film at a mansion in Encino, Calif., after finishing recording their latest album. Medicine at midnight. “There are so many classic cliched horror elements that we filtered into this movie,” he said. rolling stone. “This is part of the brilliantpart Amityville Horrorpart evil Dead. The “rock band movie” as a tradition seems to have died out. … We are not going for there will be blood. We just want to have fun in this old rock & roll tradition.

Despite the fun of “making a movie with my friends”, the monotony and slow pace of filmmaking couldn’t be more at odds with Grohl’s hectic work schedule. “I’ll tell you what I don’t like: I don’t like sitting around a fucking film set for seven hours and being in front of a camera for 25 seconds,” he said. “It’s not my vibe. So to be an actor, I don’t know, I don’t think I have the patience. I have a raging case of ADD. My friends call it ‘Advance Dave Disorder’.


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