During a new interview with ‘TheFive10,’ former Foo Fighters drummer William Goldsmith claimed that his drum parts of ‘The Colour and the Shape’ album were erased and re-recorded by Dave Grohl in 1997.

William Goldsmith wasn’t sure if the discarded records are available anymore, and he also added that he would not be surprised if the records were completely deleted by his former bandmates.

Here’s what William Goldsmith said:

“I had a cassette that had the rough mixes of the record with me on it, and I had given it to my sister. After everything went south, I removed myself from that project and didn’t want to even think about it.”

He continued:

“So I never asked for the tape back, and it was lost in the shuffle as a result. As to whether or not any of the reels still exist, I don’t know and never will. If they do, I guarantee you that they are under permanent lock and key, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were just erased altogether. I’ll never know.”

William Goldsmith was the band’s drummer from 1995 to 1997. He became one of the most important members of the band in a short time.

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