Dave Grohl confirms that the new Foo Fighters album is complete
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has confirmed that the band’s forthcoming new album is finished.
Grohl, who confirmed that the band were working on their tenth studio album in October last year, also revealed that the material has been developed from some of Grohl’s old demos.
The record, which arrives as the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2017 effort Concrete and Gold, sees Grohl revisit some early material that he created back in his Nirvana days.
Speaking about the project in conversation with the Bill Simmons Podcast, Grohl said: “We just finished making a record. Some of those songs, the best ones happen in 45 minutes. Then there’s other songs — there’s a riff on the new record I’ve been working on for 25 years.”
He added: “The first time I demoed it was in my basement in Seattle.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, Grohl revealed his next big project will arrive in the shape of a new documentary based around van touring: “I’ve interviewed everybody… The Beatles toured in a van, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, U2, everybody has had a van,” he said. “There’s something about that time, you wear it like a badge.”
He continued: “The movie isn’t so much about really awesome van tour anecdotes, it’s more about the drive to do it. Why would anyone give up everything, quit their job, leave everything behind, just to chase this dream with no guarantee you’re ever going to make it? And you starve, you bleed, you’re sick, you’re pissed, you get taken to jail and in fights, but you always make it to the next gig.
“Everyone has the same story, and it’s absolutely the key to success.”