When Dave Grohl’s Drum Parts In A Michael Jackson Song Were Removed Mysteriously


Dave Grohl is a successful musician, singer, and songwriter who rose to fame as the drummer of the iconic grunge rock band Nirvana. He is also the founder of the band Foo Fighters and the band’s singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter. Apart from those, the musician also plays the drums for the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures.

Grohl became known as a respected drummer following his career with Nirvana. The influential musician joined Nirvana after his band, Scream, disbanded. His first album with the band was ‘Nevermind,’ released in 1991. The album was a worldwide commercial success and is now considered Nirvana’s classical hit.

Following Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994, Grohl formed his solo project named Foo Fighters. In 1995, the Foos released their eponymous debut album. To this day, the band has released ten further studio albums, the last of which is their ‘Medicine At Midnight.’ The band also recently introduced their cover band Dee Gees and released a compilation album titled ‘Hail Satin.’

Along with his musical efforts with Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl is also credited on Michael Jackson’s posthumous album ‘Michael.‘ The musician is known as one of the contributors of the album’s track titled ‘(I Can’t Make It) Another Day.’ However, David Grohl did not actually appear in the album.

In Reality, Dave Grohl Did Not Appear On Michael Jackson’s Album


As you all know, the King Of Pop died on June 25, 2009. Following his tragic death, several posthumous songs and albums were released. One of them was ‘Michael,’ which was the first of the posthumous releases. ‘Michael’ was a compilation album consisting of previously unreleased songs by the iconic musician.

The song ‘(I Can’t Make It) Another Day’ also appeared in the same album. The song featured Lenny Kravitz and was actually recorded for Jackson’s 2001 album ‘Invincible.’ On the other hand, the ‘Michael’ album credits Dave Grohl for playing the drums on the track. However, Dave stated that he played the drums during the recording of the song years ago, but no one contacted him after that. In addition to that, the recently released version of the song does not actually feature his drum playing.

As reported by Guitar World, Dave Grohl spoke to Red Bulletin about this issue. As it seems, the musician is even angry about being credited on the album. He said that back then, Lenny Kravitz had asked him to play drums on the track, which he did. Following that, Grohl stated that he never heard from them again. Thus, he was shocked that the sleeve notes read ‘Michael Jackson featuring Lenny Kravitz and Dave Grohl’ and described this as ‘not cool.’

According to Guitar World, Dave Grohl told Red Bulletin about the issue that:

“That was messed up actually. Lenny Kravitz – who I only met once – called and asked if I want to play drums on a track. I said, ‘Sure’, played drums on it and I never heard from them again. On the sleeve notes, it says ‘Michael Jackson featuring Lenny Kravitz and Dave Grohl’ but they didn’t use any of my recordings. That’s not cool.”

Even though thinking about Dave Grohl paying tribute to the King Of Pop delights us, it turns out he had nothing to do with the song. Below, you can listen to the song ‘(I Can’t Make It) Another Day’ and think about how it could have been with Grohl’s contribution.