Dave Grohl Says The Next Foo Fighters Album Will Be Different
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.23.2014
And he talks about the documentary series...
In an interview with Billboard, Dave Grohl said that the band are taking some risks on the new album, the follow-up to 2011's Wasting Light. Here are highlights:
On the idea of a documentary series on HBO: "After making Sound City, I realized that the pairing of music and documentary works well because the stories give substance and depth to the song, which makes for a stronger emotional connection. So I thought, 'I want to do this again, but instead of just walking into a studio and telling its story, I want to travel across America and tell its story.'"
On doing the booking and interviewing himself: "It's artist to artist, talking about music. It's basically the history of American music broken down into the cultural roots of each place: Why did country go to Nashville? Why did the first psychedelic band, Thirteenth Floor Elevators, come from Austin? How did the second line rhythm make its way to New Orleans? It's crazy."
On the new album: "As we were coming down from the success of the last record, I thought, 'Now we have license to get weird'. If we wanted, we could make some crazy, bleak Radiohead record and freak everyone out. Then I thought, 'F- that.' [Instead of] banging out these big choruses, because that's what we do, we're banging them out in the middle of instrumental sections that will take you by surprise. The music is a progression or an evolution, for sure, but it's a Foo Fighters record."