Dave Grohl has offered to play drums for ABBA after he "wept like a baby" listening to their comeback single.

The Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana sticksman is a massive fan of the Dancing Queen hitmakers and was overwhelmed with emotion hearing I Still Have Faith In You, one of the Swedish pop group's first new tunes in almost four decades.

Appearing on BBC Breakfast on Thursday morning, the Everlong rocker gushed: "Oh my god, I'm such a big ABBA fan. When I saw that they were coming back and they had a record, I shot that link to 100 people I knew, then listened to the new song and wept like a baby. I cried like a baby. Oh man!"

On what made him teary about the ballad, he said: "It almost sounded like time hadn't passed. Plus it was such a beautiful, romantic, melancholy, bitter-sweet retrospective. Ugh, it's amazing. ABBA can do no wrong."

When asked if he'd be willing to play drums for the Waterloo band, he replied: "Listen, I will get up and play drums at the opening of an envelope. Show me a drum set and I will sit down to it. So yes, I would play with ABBA."

As well as releasing new music on the upcoming album, Voyage, ABBA – comprising Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad – are performing digitally with a live 10-piece band next year as part of the ABBA Voyage run.

The concert experience will open on 27 May 2022 at the ABBA Arena, which is a state-of-the-art 3,000 capacity arena located at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

The concert will feature ABBA's two new tracks, also including Don't Shut Me Down, along with the group's best-loved hits.