The rumors are true. After weeks of speculation that Zac Brown Band and Dave Grohl were in the studio working on ZBB’s next release, the band confirmed Tuesday (Nov. 26) that this was in fact the case.

On Dec. 10, Zac Brown Band will release The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1on Brown’s own Southern Ground label. The album will include their first studio recording of “Day for the Dead,” as well as “The Muse” (written by Beers with the Band artist The Wood Brothers), “All Alright” and “Let It Rain.”

Both Zac Brown and Grohl had only praises for each other and the recording process.

“We have a lot of freedom now that we didn’t have before. We can record this amazing music and within two weeks, three weeks put it out to the people,” Brown said in a behind-the-scenes video. “We just opened up to Dave and said, ‘What do you think about this?’ He said, ‘Were going to track it to tape, we’re not going to use any computers.’ I just felt in my gut that it was the thing to do. I felt like everything i’ve ever seen him do was great.”

A fan of the band, Grohl was flattered that his name was being used as the record title.

“He told me he wanted to call it The Grohl Sessionsand I said, ‘Dude, are you sure you want to do it?’ It’s the most flattering thing anyone has ever done for me. It’s going to be really weird to click on iTunes and see a recording called The Grohl Sessions.”

He added: “I’m not sure that there are any other bands like them. I swear to God, if I weren’t in my band I would be in this f***n band. I am not kidding. I would be in this band in a heartbeat.”

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“We’re at a brand new beginning with our sound. It’s still us, but it’s pushed to another limit. The musicianship, the bar was set higher,” Brown said.

The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 will be released exclusively on iTunes on Dec. 10. This follows Zac Brown Band’s 2012 release Uncaged.

Zac Brown and Dave Grohl (Photo Credit: Southern Reel)

Zac Brown and Dave Grohl (Photo Credit: Southern Reel)

– Annie Reuter,

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