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Dave Grohl On The New Foo Fighters Album: “It’s Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Done”

Exclusive: Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl gives Kerrang! a sneak peek into album number 10.

So far, we’ve had some sporadic and fairly cryptic updates on the new Foo Fighters album – from the fact that it’s “fucking weird”, to a picture of a microphone set up in a bathtub.

Now, Dave Grohl has teased the LP – the follow-up to 2017’s excellent Concrete And Gold – with Kerrang!, revealing that, “We just finished another fucking record, and I’m so fucking proud of it. It’s unlike anything we’ve ever done.

“I’m fucking excited for people to hear it and I can’t wait to jump on that fucking stage to play it,” the frontman continues. “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.”

Reflecting on the Foos’ whirlwind journey up to this point, the frontman adds: “Honestly, it doesn’t feel like we’ve been doing this for 25 fucking years. It’s funny, some people measure time in days and months and years. But with me, I measure time in musical terms. When I think about 1995 to ’96, that was one thing. When I think of ’90 to ’99, that’s another, and so on.

“I see my life in these markers that are represented by our music. I feel like I’ve been writing this big story, and specific lyrics and songs relate to specific things that happened to me at those times.”

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The read the full story of Foo Fighters’ incredible 25-year career, plus a brand-new interview with Dave about the road behind them along with what the journey has lying in wait, pick up this week’s issue of Kerrang!. You can get it anywhere in the world through Kerrang.Newsstand.co.uk, and for UK residents, it hits the shops on Wednesday, March 11 at all good newsagents.

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Catch Foo Fighters at one of their upcoming live dates this year:


12 Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
14 Albuquerque, NM, Santa Ana Star Center
16 Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
18 Wichita, KS, INTRUST Bank Arena
20 Knoxville, TN, Thompson-Boiling Arena


10 Green Bay, WI, Resch Center
12 Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
14 Cincinnati, OH, Heritage Bank Center
18 Cleveland, OH, Rocket Mortgage Arena
20 Hamilton, ON, FirstOntario Centre


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


4 Washington, DC, DC Jam Festival

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Posted on March 10th 2020, 11:59am
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