Dave Grohl had evidence to prove that the house they used to record their upcoming album is haunted — but said he’s not allowed to show it.
The band turned the California mansion built in the ‘40s as their recording studio for their upcoming album, and it turned out that the place has some scary history. They discovered the story right after they took a break from the studio and the night went bumpy.
“When we walked into the house in Encino, I knew the vibes were definitely off but the sound was fucking on,” Grohl said in a new interview in Mojo (via NME). “We started working there and it wasn’t long before things started happening. We would come back to the studio the next day and all of the guitars would be detuned. Or the setting we’d put on the [sound]board, all of them had gone back to zero. We would open up a Pro Tools session and tracks would be missing. There were some tracks that were put on there that we didn’t put on there. … Nobody playing an instrument or anything like that, just an open mic recording a room.”
He added that the recordings didn’t include “any voices or anything really decipherable.” However, he said, he set up a baby monitor “to see if there was anyone there or anyone was coming to fuck with us. … At first, nothing. And right around the time we thought we were [being] ridiculous and we were out of our minds, we started to see things on the nest cam that we couldn’t explain.”
He won’t reveal the evidence, Grohl explained. “When we found out about the history of the house, I had to sign a fucking nondisclosure agreement with the landlord because he’s been trying to sell the place,” he said. ” So, I can’t give away what happened there in the past … but these multiple occurrences over a short period of time made us finish the album as quickly as we could.”
Earlier this month, Grohl announced that their upcoming album a follow-up to their 2017’s Concrete and Gold is now complete, noting that the band was “so fucking proud of it” and it was “unlike anything we’ve ever done.”