Foo Fighters Finish New Album 2/13/20

Foo Fighters have completed work on their 10th studio album, according to band leader Dave Grohl. Appearing on the “Bill Simmons Podcast,” Grohl said that the material on the follow-up to 2017’s Concrete And Gold spans his entire career.

He explained, “We just finished making a record. Some of those songs, the best ones happen in 45 minutes. Then there’s other songs — there’s a riff on the new record I’ve been working on for 25 years. The first time I demoed it was in my basement in Seattle.”

Grohl also confirmed that he is working on a new documentary focused on van touring. He revealed, “I’ve interviewed everybody. The Beatles toured in a van, Guns N’ RosesMetallicaU2, everybody has had a van. There’s something about that time, you wear it like a badge.”

He continued, “The movie isn’t so much about really awesome van tour andecdotes, it’s more about the drive to do it. Why would anyone give up everything, quit their job, leave everything behind, just to chase this dream with no guarantee you’re ever going to make it? And you starve, you bleed, you’re sick, you’re pissed, you get taken to jail and in fights, but you always make it to the next gig. Everyone has the same story, and it’s absolutely the key to success.”

Grohl did not indicate when the album would arrive or what it was called, but 2020 also marks the 25th anniversary of Foo Fighters’ self-titled debut.

Story source: Blabbermouth

TL; DR:

  • Foo Fighters have completed work on their 10th studio album, according to band leader Dave Grohl.
  • Grohl said that the material on the new LP spans his entire career, including one song he’s been working on for 25 years.
  • Grohl also confirmed that he is working on a new documentary focused on van touring. He revealed, “I’ve interviewed everybody . . . There’s something about that time, you wear it like a badge.”

DID YOU KNOW?

  • To celebrate the upcoming 25th anniversary, Foo Fighters have spent the past year rolling out a series of archival EPs featuring rare or unreleased material.
  • Dave Grohl has directed two previous documentaries: the first was about the legendary Los Angeles recording studio Sound City, while the second was an eight-part HBO series chronicling the recording of the band’s 2014 Sonic Highways LP.