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Dave Grohl says the new Foo Fighters album has elements of David Bowie's 'Let's Dance'


Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has provided fans with an update on the band’s new album which he has likened to David Bowie’s 1983 Nile Rodgers-produced Let’s Dance.

Grohl, who previously confirmed in February that the group had finished work on what is set to be their tenth studio album, has yet to confirm a date on when fans will get to hear the new material.

In an interview with his mother, Virginia, for a Mother’s Day programme on LA radio station ALT 98.7 FM, Grohl revealed more details about what fans could expect from the forthcoming record. “The record is so good, we’re so excited for people to hear it, we’re so excited to go out and play it,” he said.

“It’s filled with anthemic, huge, sing-along rock songs. It’s kind of like a dance record, but not an EDM, disco, modern dance record. It’s got groove. To me, it’s our David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’ record. That’s what we wanted to make, we wanted to make this really up, fun record.”

Grohl also spoke about what he thought about Post Malone’s recent livestream where he treated fans to Nirvana covers and was joined by Travis Barker along with guitarist Nick Mack and bassist Brian Lee.

“First of all, watching Travis play the drums to those Nirvana songs, I was honoured. I thought that was super cool,” Grohl said.

The former Nirvana sticksmen then added: “They were killing it. So I watched a bunch of it. I was, like, ‘that was really cool,’” he said. “I don’t get to see other people do Nirvana songs often, and he seemed perfectly comfortable with it, and it sounded great. Even the die-hard Nirvana people that I know were, like, ‘dude, he’s kind of killing it right now.’”