Ghosts tried to stop Foo Fighters recording new album

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has revealed he and his bandmates had spooky encounters with a ghostly apparition while recording the band's new record.

The rock giants used a 1940s house in Encino, California, to record what will be their tenth album, but soon realised the "vibe was off" as their instruments repeatedly went out of tune and tracks they recorded mysteriously vanished.

"When we walked into the house in Encino, I knew the vibes were definitely off but the sound was fucking on," Grohl told Mojo Magazine (via NME). "We started working there and it wasn't long before things started happening. We would come back to the studio the next day and all of the guitars would be detuned.

"Or the setting we'd put on the board, all of them had gone back to zero. We would open up a Pro Tools session and tracks would be missing. There were some tracks that were put on there that we didn't put on there. But just like weird open mic noises. Nobody playing an instrument or anything like that, just an open mic recording a room."

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The rock gods set up a baby monitor to capture any further paranormal activity – but have taken a vow of silence over their findings.

"It got to the point where I brought one of those nest cams that I still have at home, for when my kids would sleep in their cribs," Grohl added. "I set it up overnight so we could see if there was anyone there or anyone was coming to f*** with us.

"At first, nothing. And right around the time we thought we were ridiculous and we were out of our minds, we started to see things on the nest cam that we couldn't explain.

"Then when we found out about the history of the house, I had to sign a fucking non-disclosure agreement with the landlord because he's trying to sell the place. So, I can't give away what happened there in the past but these multiple occurrences over a short period of time made us finish the album as quickly as we could."

At least for fans of the band they managed to complete the album.

"We just finished making a record," Grohl confirmed. "Some of those songs, the best ones happen in 45 minutes. Then there's other songs — there's a riff on the new record I've been working on for 25 years."

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