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Foo Fighters accidentally hired a different producer for "Times Like These"

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Foo Fighters‘ classic single “Times Like These” might’ve sounded a bit different if Dave Grohl had called the right Nick.

As Grohl explains on a recent episode of Essentials Radio on Apple Music, he’d meant to call ex-Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri to produce the song. However, he accidentally called an up-and-coming producer named Nick Raskulinecz.

Not only did Raskulinecz end up producing “Times Like These” because of Grohl’s phone confusion, he stuck around to co-produce Foos’ 2002 album One by One.

Marveling at the producer mix-up, host Zane Lowe asks Grohl, “Rather than admit I’m looking for a different Nick, did you just say, ‘S*** I’ve called the wrong Nick, do you want to come make a record with us?’ Was that your way out?”

“Exactly, yes,” Grohl replies. “That’s exactly what happened.”

As for Raskulinecz, One by One put him on the map as a producer, and he’s since gone on to work with artists including Alice in Chains, Evanescence, Korn and Deftones.

Foo Fighters released their new album, Medicine at Midnight, last month.

By Josh Johnson
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