Foo Fighters Starting New Album
Although Dave Grohl said late last year that Foo Fighters were going to take a break from recording and touring for a while, he apparently has changed his mind. After telling MTV News last month that he already had "the music for the next record," Grohl said at the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday (February 20th), "I return to Los Angeles tomorrow to start work on a Foo Fighters record."
Grohl has told us in the past that he keeps his approach to songwriting basic: ["It's pretty simple with this band. If there's a melody and there's a good lyric, then we've got ourselves a song in a couple of minutes. If we could throw it together, and get an arrangement together, and put it down on tape, that's kind of what we do best, you know: that simple, melodic rock that gets stuck in your head."] SOUNDCUE (:15 OC: . . . in your head.)
The Foos' main main also told MTV News about the follow-up to 2011's Wasting Light, "We have really awesome, big plans for the next album and I'm really excited about it."
In the meantime, Grohl has been promoting Sound City, the documentary he produced and directed about the legendary Los Angeles recording studio Sound City. The film is available now on VOD, DVD and in theaters.
Grohl has been taking a rotating ensemble of musicians who appeared in the film, dubbed the Sound City Players, to Los Angeles, New York, the Sundance Festival and London for special performances. Members of Foo Fighters, Nirvana and artists like Stevie Nicks, Rick Nielsen, John Fogerty and Corey Taylor have all been part of these events.
There is no word yet on whether Grohl expects the eighth Foo Fighters album to come out in 2013