Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett releases new song, Dead And Gone

Expect a full album from the Foos guitarist later this year…

Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett releases new song, Dead And Gone
Kerrang! Staff

Following his UK tour last month, Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has released a new single, Dead And Gone.

Written in 2020 during the pandemic, and recorded in Nashville, he reveals it's an ode to the characters and character of his Santa Barbara hometown, saying, “My hometown was an odd mix of luxury paradise and working-class grit and continues to be a bottomless pit of lyrical inspiration.”

A full solo album, recorded with producer Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three) is promised for later this year via Snakefarm in the UK.

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters last week announced their own new album, But Here We Are, and shared the first new song from it, Rescued. The band's 11th record, and first without late drummer Taylor Hawkins since 1999's There Is Nothing Left To Lose, will be released on June 2.

In a note to fans on their website, the Foos said the new record, “marks the band’s return after a year of staggering losses, personal introspection and bittersweet remembrances. A brutally honest and emotionally raw response to everything Foo Fighters have endured recently, But Here We Are is a testament to the healing powers of music, friendship and family. Courageous, damaged and unflinchingly authentic, the album opens with Rescued, the first of 10 songs that run the emotional gamut from rage and sorrow to serenity and acceptance, and myriad points in between.

“But Here We Are is in nearly equal measure the 11th Foo Fighters album and the first chapter of the band’s new life. Sonically channeling the naivete of Foo Fighters’ 1995 debut, informed by decades of maturity and depth, But Here We Are is the sound of brothers finding refuge in the music that brought them together in the first place 28 years ago, a process that was as therapeutic as it was about a continuation of life.”

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