Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl dropped a few more hints about the band’s upcoming eighth studio album when Rolling Stone spoke with him on Sunday night (November 24th) at the American Music Awards. Grohl said, “It’s badass. We’re doing something that nobody knows about, it’s f***ing rad. We begin recording soon, but we’re doing it in a way that no one’s done before and we’re writing the album in a way that I don’t think has been done before.”
Grohl told us a while back that it’s important to him that the band keep changing things on each new record:
[“The best thing about being in a band and making music is doing as many things as possible and exploring as many different musical regions as you can get your hands into. And it’s important for every artist to explore that or just take a stab at it. Records should be things that are important to the artists as well as the people.”]
- The new disc will follow up 2011’s Wasting Light, which was recorded in a studio constructed in Grohl’s garage.
- Grohl also just produced the next album from country star Zac Brown and was asked how that came out. He replied, “Amazing. The funny thing is that I met Zac Brown at a clothing store before the last Grammys and we swapped numbers. A couple of weeks later he asked me if I would produce the next record. I’d never heard him before and I said, ‘Yes.’ Then a couple of weeks later he said, ‘Will you play with me on the Country Music Awards?’ And I’d still never heard him and I said, ‘Yes.’ So the first time I ever heard Zac was when I hit ‘record’ in Nashville and said, ‘Okay, we’re rolling.’ I’d never heard one note of his music.”
- Foo Fighters will play their first official shows since September 2012 on December 11th and 13th at the 55,000-capacity Foro Sol stadium in Mexico City, marking the band’s live debut in that country.