The news came out during Grohl's stint as guest host on Chelsea Lately. As reported by NME, Grohl had John on the show, and Grohl mentioned, "Recently, Elton and I recorded something together. Something that people wouldn't imagine the two of us doing together." Soon, they spilled the beans that it was a track on the new Queens disc. Grohl said that John asked at the beginning of the Los Angeles recording session, "Have you got a ballad for me?"
"And we were just like, 'No, we do not have a ballad for you,'" Grohl said.
This isn't the first time that John has worked with a hard-rock group. A few years ago, he contributed to the Alice in Chains comeback album, Black Gives Way to Blue. In that case, though, he was working on a ballad. Not this time, though.
With all the guest stars on this Queens disc, one hopes that the band finally get around to naming the darn thing -- and announcing a release date.
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