It looks like we might be getting new Foo Fighters music sooner rather than later. In the latest edition of the Bill Simmons Podcast, Dave Grohl related that the band has completed work on a new album.
“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.”
News of a new album started circulating in the fall. Back in November, drummer Taylor Hawkins told Loudwire that the band was:
“in such the fetal stages at this point, it’s hard to say what the direction of that thing would be, but we’re definitely chugging along and Dave [Grohl]’s certainly got a lot of fucking ideas, that’s all I can say.”
The new album will be the 10th studio effort from the band. Foo Fighters released their last album, Concrete And Gold, in 2017.
Further along in the podcast, Grohl also mentions that he’s working on a new documentary on the subject of bands touring in vans.
“I’ve interviewed everybody… The Beatles toured in a van, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, U2, everybody has had a van,” said Grohl. “There’s something about that time, you wear it like a badge. The movie isn’t so much about really awesome van tour anecdotes, 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.”
Release timelines have not been announced for either the album or the documentary just yet.
In the meantime, Foo Fighters have several shows announced for the spring and summer. US dates include festival appearances at Something in the Water, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Boston Calling. The band then heads to Europe in June for a short tour leading up to an appearance at Rock in Rio Lisboa. They then head back to North America for Osheaga Festival in Montreal, QC.