Dave Grohl releases 23-minute single Play

Dave Grohl unveils Play, a new 23-minute recording and mini-documentary: Watch

Foo Fighter frontman and former Nirvana drummer isn't just a one-man rock-and-roll preservation society - now he's leading a campaign celebrating the joys of making music with live instruments.

Play is a documentary about the challenges of mastering a musical instrument, which the Foo Fighters frontman and guitarist directed with his Sound City/Sonic Highways collaborator Mark Monroe.

Filmed in classic black and white by Brandon Trost ("The Disaster Artist", "This Is The End"), with lighting modulating to match the dramatic peaks and valleys of this epic instrumental, "Play" was then edited to feature seven Grohl's recordings together.

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Dubbed "Play", the single's recording process saw Dave record each instrument live in a single take (which means he had to start all over again from the top if he f*cked up) and he's dropped a matching music video of the whole process to prove it. (You can pre-order it here.) It'll accompany an "online interactive experience" inspired by the record, which will give fans the options to watch the doc as-is or instrument-by-instrument, as well as download "PLAY" sheet music. The ultimate take-away, Grohl says, is that "just like any kid, the reward is just to PLAY". The website also includes a list of organizations "where time, money, and instruments can be donated to the cause-and places where musicians young and old alike can have the opportunity to play live music".

Play will also receive a limited edition vinyl release on 28th September.

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