Mick Jagger has collaborated with Dave Grohl on a new song called “Eazy Sleazy”. Jagger wrote the track, with THE ROLLING STONES frontman handling guitar and vocals, and the the FOO FIGHTERS leader playing drums, guitar and bass. The song was produced by Jagger’s longtime musical collaborator Matt Clifford, who also produced Mick’s two 2017 songs, “Gotta Get A Grip” and “England Lost”.
Although Jagger and Grohl previously played together on “Saturday Night Live” in 2012, “Eazy Sleazy” marks the first time they have collaborated on a track.
“Eazy Sleazy” was written about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected life over the course of the past year.
Regarding how he decided to approach Grohl to work with him on the song, Jagger told Consequence Of Sound: “I thought, ‘Who is very experienced in working from home, and I could work from a distance with, and could really get into it?’ And I thought Dave would be a great person to do that, as he’s such a great drummer. I really wanted some live drums, so that’s why I thought Dave would be great on it. I just got him up, and he said, ‘I’m going in tomorrow to do it.’ I said, ‘Okay.’ He did bass and some guitar parts, and I had done some guitar parts. So, we did it pretty quickly.”
He continued: “I had done the demo, and it was pretty much set the way it was going to be. We worked on the way I’d done the demo. Then I said, ‘Just play to that.’ So, he did the drums first, and he totally got the vibe of it straight away. He just likes to rock hard. It’s what I like. It’s to the point where we’re not messing around, and it’s very incisive. He’s a really easy, very enthusiastic guy to work with, so I enjoyed that. It didn’t take long. In a couple sessions, it was done.”