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Dave Grohl Lends Talents to New Album by Young Songwriter

Image courtesy of Courtesy Kristeen Young via Twitter (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Courtesy Kristeen Young via Twitter (via ABC News Radio)

Dave Grohl has always been generous with his time. The  Foo Fighters frontman has lent his talents to Queens of the Stone Age , given a hand to Foo band mate  Taylor Hawkins  with his new side project called  Birds of Satan , produced country stars Zac Brown Band 's latest project, and helped out myriad charities and younger artists like Taylor Greenwood and Kaki King .

The latest lesser-known artist to get the Grohl treatment is  Kristeen Young . Her new song, "The Pictures of Sasha Grey," is being streamed live on  Billboard.com  right now.  The tune is from Young's forthcoming album  The Knife Shift , which features Grohl's drumming on every track, as well as his guitar virtuosity on five songs.

Though this is Young's seventh album the singer is still virtually unknown, but Grohl is doing all he can to change that.  "I love this record," he gushes to  Billboard . "It's unlike anything I've done before. It's bare, but very deep. Raw, but melodically complex. I love Kristeen. So much. I've never met anyone like her. Neither have you."

Young tells  Billboard  that when Dave guest-hosted  Chelsea Lately  last year, he was given a mix tape by a friend of hers and liked it, so he tracked her down via YouTube. "Around the same time, I suddenly was in need of a drummer for the new album," she says. "I asked Dave and was stunned when he said yes."

The Knife Shift  will be released on May 23. Besides the track streaming on  Billboard , two other preview songs are available on Young's  SoundCloud page .

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