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Dave Grohl wanted to pair Weezer with Barry Manilow


Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl tried to pull off an unlikely musical collaboration by teaming up rockers Weezer with legendary crooner Barry Manilow.

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Grohl attempted to bring the two acts together on a track for "Sound City," his documentary about the California music studio where his former band Nirvana recorded their landmark album "Nevermind."

"I was this f--king close to getting them on a record," he said. "I thought it was going to happen, it would've been f--king huge." Manilow agreed to take part, but Grohl admits the singer was hard to find, adding, "He was the first person who said he'd do it, but was the last we tracked down. And we had to fly to f--king Hawaii."