Chris Shiflett Shares His Honest Opinion On Josh Freese Joining Foo Fighters

Ahead of his solo performances in late August and the upcoming Ohana Festival show with Foo Fighters on October 1, Chris Shiflett had a chat with Los Angeles Daily News. During the interview, he shared his thoughts about having Josh Freese in the band as a new member by saying:

“It’s great for me to have Josh in the band because I’ve known him for a very long time. He played a couple of shows with a band I was in back in the early ’90s, and we’ve crossed paths a million times ever since over the years. I’ve been a fan, an admirer, and a friend for a long time, but I’d never gotten to play with him in a band day after day and show after show… I love it, and he’s fantastic.”

Shiflett will perform at national and international festivals alongside Freese and the rest of Foo Fighters in the coming months. Additionally, he’ll take the stage on his own at the Belly Up in Solana Beach and The Venice West in Venice on August 24-25 to support his new album ‘Lost at Sea.’

That’s why the guitarist also touched on the new record’s content during the recent chat and said:

“I pretty much wrote all the songs during lockdown in 2020-2021, except for ‘Damage Control.'”

As he wrote and recorded a demo version of the song 15 years ago, Shiflett talked about it by saying:

“It’s pretty different from the demo, which I will never play anyone because it’s really, really [bad]. But now it’s one of my favorite songs on the whole record. I love what Charlie Worsham played on that, he’s singing and playing acoustic guitar, and there’s a banjo track on there that kinda became the hook of the song, and I love it.”

The guitarist created a music video for ‘Damage Control’ by using fan videos from his UK and Ireland shows in March. You can watch it in the video below.