Dave Grohl Confirms The New Foo Fighters Album Is Finished
Up until now, we’ve had a couple of cryptic updates about the new Foo Fighters album. But the wait for new music may soon be over. Speaking on the Bill Simmons Podcast, Dave confirmed that the band’s upcoming 10th record is now complete.
“We just finished making a record,” Dave said. “And some of those songs, sometimes the best ones happen in 45 minutes… Then there’s other songs that — there’s a riff on the new record I’ve been working on for 25 fucking years. Like 25 years. First time I demoed it was in my fucking basement in Seattle… So sometimes it’s 45 minutes, sometimes it’s 25 fucking years.”
Although he didn’t give any information about its release date, this new record will be their first since 2017’s Concrete And Gold. The band also dropped a couple of surprise EPs last year.
Dave also revealed that he’s working on a documentary about touring in a van.
“I’ve interviewed everybody. And you’d be surprised, like The Beatles toured in a van, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, U2, everybody had a van… And there’s something about that time, you know it’s like, you wear it like a badge.”
He went on to say, “The movie is not so much about like really awesome van tour anecdotes, which it is, there are many, but it’s more about the drive to do it. Like why would anyone give up everything, quit their job, leave home, leave everything behind, just to chase this dream with no guarantee that you’re ever gonna make it? And you starve, and you bleed, and you’re sick, and you’re pissed, and you get taken to jail and you get in fights, but you always get to the next gig. Like you always get to the next gig. And so, you’d be surprised, everybody has the same story, and it is absolutely a key to success.”
In line with that, last month, Foo Fighters posted a picture of a microphone stand in a bathtub with the caption, “Come on in, the water’s fine…”
Come on in, the water’s fine… #FF2020 #FF25 #HappyNewYear https://t.co/TKaIJlxw0G— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) Wed Jan 01 05:01:33 +0000 2020
They also teased their 25th anniversary celebrations with a 30-second clip and a post that said, “Buckle up, 2020… it’s going to be an insane year full of some seriously crazy shit…”
Holy Shit!!! 25 years?! Thank you guys for being with us year after year…for singing along & making every show th… https://t.co/3lCgm9QQjX— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) Tue Jan 14 16:33:56 +0000 2020
Drummer Taylor Hawkins also spoke to Kerrang! about the band’s plans for the year.
“I can’t 100 per cent spell it out for you for sure, because I’m always the last to know and I don’t want to give it away,” Taylor said. “But I would imagine there will be something made of the 25th year of the Foo Fighters, for sure. You know us, we never stop.”
And, they already have some huge shows booked for this year – Foo Fighters just announced tour dates for Europe:
10 Berlin, DE – Waldbühne (with The Pretty Reckless)
12 Nickelsdorf, AT – Nova Rock Festival
14 Milan, IT – I-Day
16 Nimes, FR – Arena de Nimes (with L7)
19 Valencia, ES – Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (with Yungblud, Honeyblood)
21 Lisbon, PT – Rock In Rio Lisboa
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Get ready, America: Foo Fighters are hitting the road in celebration of their 25th anniversary this year.
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