Foo Fighters' Recent Studio Sessions Were Haunted By Ghosts

Dave Grohl says strange and mysterious things were happening while Foo Fighters were trying to record their new album.

Foo Fighters' Recent Studio Sessions Were Haunted By Ghosts
Andreas Neumann

We've already seen some unusual studio techniques from the Foo Fighters during the making of their upcoming 10th album, with the rock titans seemingly recording vocals in a bath tub.

Now, though, Dave Grohl has revealed that he and his bandmates endured even more strange activity as they set to work on the follow-up to 2017's Concrete And Gold, with mysterious occurrences taking place in the Encino, California house they were staying at.

"I knew the vibes were definitely off but the sound was fucking on," the frontman tells Mojo. "We started working there and it wasn't long before things started happening. We would come back to the studio the next day and all of the guitars would be detuned. Or the setting we'd put on the board, all of them had gone back to zero."

After noticing "weird open mic noises" or missing tracks on ProTools, the band then set up a baby monitor to see if they could physically spot what was going on. And, as they had expected, soon they were greeted with "things that [they] couldn't explain".

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"Then when we found out about the history of the house, I had to sign a fucking non-disclosure agreement with the landlord because he's trying to sell the place," Dave explains. "So, I can't give away what happened there in the past, but these multiple occurrences over a short period of time made us finish the album as quickly as we could."

Guess we better wait and see if we can hear any ghosts on the new record then, eh?

In less creepy news, Dave recently told Kerrang! that he's "so fucking proud" of the new Foos LP.

"It’s unlike anything we’ve ever done," he said. “I’m fucking excited for people to hear it and I can’t wait to jump on that fucking stage to play it,” he continued. “There are choruses on this record that 50-fucking-thousand people are gonna sing, and it’s gonna bring everyone’s fucking hearts together in that moment. And that’s what it’s all about.”

Meanwhile, the band also confirmed that they were postponing dates on their U.S. Van Tour 2020 due to coronavirus.

"Let’s do this right and rain check shit," Dave said. "The album is done, and it’s fuckin’ killer. The lights and stage are in the trucks, ready to go. The second we are given the go-ahead, we’ll come tear shit up like we always do. Promise.

"Now go wash your hands."

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