Probot (contraction of probe and robot) is a secondary heavy metal project of the guitarist and singer of the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl (former drummer of Nirvana).
At the dawn of the 2000s, Dave's reputation, built on many collaborations, is well established. While the machine Foo Fighters is running at full speed, Dave isolates in January 2000> and records a dozen heavy metal instrumentals, a genre he has always loved, in order to pose the most prestigious voices of the '80s, a time that greatly influenced the drummer: "this project is a return to personal sources because I needed to prove to myself that I still had it in me," he says in 2004 >. I started listening to hardcore in 1982, and a friend of mine introduced me to punk rock. In 1984, I was totally immersed that's where I discovered bands like Venom, Motörhead, Slayer, Mercyful Fate that were similar to hardcore "
Grohl drew up a list of invited guests each to interpret a specially written title, giving them the freedom of the text. Dave will record the majority of the instruments, except for the single Shake your Blood where Lemmy will play bass like Cronos on the opening track, as well as The Emerald Law where Scott Weinrich will add a guitar track, plus 2 other participations of guitarist Kim Thayil>.
In early 2012, rumors predict a return to the studio and a second publication likely, while Dave is working with, including the leader of Slipknot, Corey Taylor. However, this rumor will soon be denied because a collaboration is well under preparation, it will be a project on a documentary on the famous Californian studios "Sound City" (which hosted, among others, Nirvana and Nine Inch Nails), and not an album per se>.