The new Foo Fighters album has been written, and we should see new material from the band – and an entirely new formula – next year, Dave Grohl has told XFM.
"Well, I'll tell you, we have been in our studio writing," Grohl told XFM's Sunta Templeton, "and in the past few weeks, we've written an album and we are going to make this album in a way that no one's ever done before, and we're pretty excited about it."
He continued: "It's a little ways off – it's not ready to happen right now, but I think next year is going to be a really big year for the Foo Fighters without question. It's going to be great, I can't wait."
With the analog tape approach having worked spectacular wonders for the band with 2011's Wasting Light album, and Dave Grohl now owning the legendary Neve board from the now-shuttered Sound City Studios in LA, I'd say they're off to a great start without a new gimmick applied.
In June, drummer Taylor Hawkins told Billboard that Grohl was “working overtime” on a specific concept for the record. And that’s been confirmed by guitarist Chris Shiflett, who said Grohl is onto something exciting.
“I can’t go into too much detail," he teased, "but I’m excited about it. Dave’s got a bunch of new songs and the way that we’re gonna make the new record – like, the approach for it – is gonna be pretty fucking fun. And different. I feel like Dave’s always looking for ways – when we go to make records and we tour – to keep things exciting and keep things inspired and fun. I think he’s got some good ideas for this next one.”
We'll keep you posted on details as they develop.
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