Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett produces Wank

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Foo Fighters’ guitarist Chris Shiflett has teamed up with Californian pop punk veterans Wank to produce their new single Salvation.

The song will feature on their upcoming album White Knuckle Ride, which is expected to be released later this year. And to mark the news, the band have released a video of the studio session which can be watched below. 

Yeah. To be honest, we only wrote this story because of the headline, but - be our guest - read on for the details plus any other puerile entendres we can squeeze in:

Shiflett loves his Wank buddies and liked getting getting stuck in: "I had a blast working with my old buddy Danny Walker and his band mates in Wank on Salvation," he says. "There’s nothing better than tweaking good songs under the microscope in the studio with a good band and leaving in a different place than you started in.”

Wank guitarist Walker gushed: “I’ve always been impressed with Chris Shiflett, the guitarist, even back when we met in 1994, but he's got great producer chops, too.

“When I asked him to produce Wank, he picked the song Salvation and he had a vision for it. He wanted it ‘live’ and brought riff and arrangement ideas that all worked to make the track rock harder. Chris was awesome to work with!"

Guitarist Higgins X-13, formerly of The Offspring, had toured with Shiflett in the past.

When it came to the Wank job, says Higgins, Chris was strong and focussed and brought a lot of variation: “He did a really great job on this song," he says. "We did a bunch of work before meeting up with Chris – trying a key change, different bridges, all sorts of variations. Chris came in and really got us focused and helped us realise which were the strong parts of the song.”

In September, Wank knocked out a video for Shut You Down which will also appear on the new album. That Wank video is below.

Will they Wank in public? No, Shiflett was just brought in as producer, dummy, but the band do have a pair of shows scheduled next month: They’ll play at the World Famous Doll Hut in Anaheim on November 16 and 17, while further album details will be revealed in due course. 

Phew. That was hard. I could do with a little sleep now.