Foo Fighters' Next Album Will Be Unconventional
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.14.2013
They're writing it now...
Billboard spoke with Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins yesterday before a screening of Sound City at the South by Southwest Film Festival. It was there that Grohl revealed that the Foo Fighters are working on a new album.
He said: "Well, we're just writing right now. When we start working on a record, what I've found is we work best at our own pace, and sometimes it happens quickly and sometimes it takes awhile. A crazy idea of what I want to do with the next record and how we record it. It's not conventional. It won't be a conventional record."
He didn't explain what that method was. The album will be the follow-up to 2011's Wasting Light.
Hawkins said thatthe album is "just sort of a germ in Dave's head at this point. He says he's got a lot of ideas. We haven't really gotten down to brass tacks. I don't know what the path will be. It's always a little different, which is good."
Grohl, Hawkins and the rest of the Sound City Players (which include Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Nirvana's Krist Novoselic and more) will perform tonight for their final scheduled concert.
Grohl added: "In the movie we're talking about feel and collaboration and performance and the human element, so I thought to take that even another level further, why not bring this entire project to the stage? So many people have said, 'Oh, you've got to go on tour' and 'Oh, you've got to do more shows.' I swear to God I would give my left…arm to do it. Logistically you can imagine it's not like putting together, it's like taking 'Hollywood Squares' on the road. It's nuts."
Hawkins said: "It's an expensive venture. I don't think it's a money-maker -- but I think it could be. Some of the shows have been amazing."
They added that we haven't seen the last of the supergroup. Grohl joked: "We'll play the Oscar party."