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There’s a fire within his soul: Dave Grohl volunteers to drum for ABBA

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If the ABBA comeback needs a drummer, then look no further than Dave Grohl.

Last month, the Swedish pop icons announced plans for their first new album in 40 years, and released a pair of new songs: “I Still Have Faith in You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down.” The news was very exciting for Grohl, who, one might say, has been brokenhearted — blue, even — since they day ABBA parted.

“Oh my god, I’m such a big ABBA fan,” Grohl tells the BBC. “When I saw that they were coming back and they had a record, I shot that link to 100 people I knew, then listened to the new song and wept like a baby. I cried like a baby. Oh man!”

When the interviewer suggests the idea that the former Nirvana drummer could reprise his role on ABBA’s 2022 reunion tour — which will feature digital avatars of the group — Grohl did not hesitate.

“Listen, I will get up and play drums at the opening of an envelope,” he says. “Show me a drum set and I will sit down to it. So yes, I would play with ABBA.”

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