He likes the emo upstarts so much, they're going on tour with him...

DAVE GROHL is such a fan of hot new underground US rock band CAVE IN that he was desperate to produce their debut album, NME.COM can reveal.

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frontman was keen to work with the intense new emo band who he’s been raving about and came close, but ultimately Grohl’s commitments recording with Foo Fighters and tour with Hundred Reasons meant he was unable to find time to work with.

A Foo Fighters spokesman told NME: “Dave Grohl is a huge fan of the band and there was a discussion about him producing the album. But with Foo Fighters and Hundred Reasons going on, he just wasn’t able to do it.”

But to make up for missing out on the collaboration, Grohl invited Cave In to Foo Fighters on their UK tour. Cave In have toured the UK this year, but the support dates will be their biggest gigs yet – including two dates at London’s Wembley Arena.

The band are honoured by the support slot. Guitarist Adam McGrath said of Grohl’s former band: “When I was growing up Nirvana was my favourite band in the world, they were so important to me and they changed my life.”

The tour calls at: Manchester MEN Arena (November 16)

Newcastle Arena (17)

Birmingham NEC (19)

Cardiff Arena (20)

London Wembley Arena (22-23)

Glasgow SECC (25)

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Cave In formed in 1995 as 15-year-olds in Boston and began as a hardcore band, although their recent material has drawn comparisons with Radiohead. UK rock bands like [/a]

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The Boston band release an EP, ‘The Tides Of Tomorrow’, through Hydra Head Records on October 14. The new Cave In album, the band’s third LP proper and first on major label BMG, is due in February next year.