Rock collaborations are interesting, mainly because the genre’s variety of sub-genres and artists. When artists of different styles come together, the result is generally a memorable syncing of different creative approaches.
One artist who has dabbled quite a bit in collaboration is the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, who has played with everyone from Queens of the Stone Age, to Tom Petty, to The Prodigy.
“From Can to Can’t,” a song that will be featured on Grohl’s upcoming rock documentary, “Sound City,” is no different. The song features Grohl on drums, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen on guitar, Kyuss’s Scott Reeder on bass, and, most notably, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on lead vocals. This collaboration’s unconventional nature could be compared to that of fantasy sports, but it results in surprising chemistry. Particularly, Nielson’s dark riffs blend very nicely with the angry undercurrent of Taylor’s vocals.
Strictly as a song and nothing more, “From Can to Can’t” comes up just short of being as memorable as the actual grouping of talented artists at hand. Nevertheless, it is a solid song that stands as a testament to Grohl’s versatility.
Dave Grohl ft. Corey Taylor, Rick Nielsen, and Scott Reeder- “From Can to Can’t:” 4.5/5