The same evening Dave called into Zane Lowe to announce the Milton Keynes shows, he also chatted with Steve Harris at xfm. Here are the points of interest;
- Over the past 8 or 9 months the band wrote “about 30 or 40 songs” which they reduced down to “13 or 14″ for recording.
- Dave estimates the recording will be finished “In about a month”.
- Butch Vig makes the songs sound 50 times bigger.
- The current recording process is like living in a commune; as the band try and record Dave’s children are running around bugging him to take them swimming.
- ‘White Limo’ is the “nastiest” song the band have ever recorded & Dave is afraid of playing it at big festivals in case people start beating the hell out of each other.
- Dave thinks ‘These Days’ might be the best song he’s ever written despite the fact he wrote it so quickly by himself, but once the band ran through it they realised it was a song they’d be playing every night for the rest of their lives.
- Krist Novoselic plays bass & “Creepy accordian” on ‘I Should Have Known’.
- Dave knows the exact release date for the album but his lips are sealed, saying “If there’s one thing I’m good at it’s keeping a secret”. He did add it’s safe to say it’ll be out in the Spring.
- The music is “re-energised” due to the fact the band missed being the Foo Fighters during their sabbatical.
- “Don’t be suprised” the band pop up in sweaty little clubs as a warm-up.
NME Photographer Andy Willsher has an Exhibition that launches this week at The Book Club in London featuring a shot
of Dave and Taylor.
Find out more about the exhibition here: http://www.andywillsher.com/exhibition/
See the image here: http://www.andywillsher.com/prints/
Zane Lowe caught up with Dave on the telephone to primarily plug some UK dates next Summer but that wasn’t all that was covered. So here are the points of interest:
- 2 nights at Milton Keyes Bowl on July 2nd & 3rd 2011. Support comes from Biffy Clyro, Jimmy Eat World & Death Cab For Cutie, Tame Impala & The Hot Rats.
- The new album is “full on” thanks to Butch Vig keeping Dave to his promise it’d be the heaviest Foos album yet.
- 7 songs have been recorded with a possible 7 more to go.
- Ex Husker Du frontman Bob Mould sings with Dave on ‘Dear Rosemary’. (according to Kerrang! Bob will also DJ at both the Milton Keyes shows)
- Krist Novoselic plays bass on a track.
“When it comes to rock n roll you need something to believe in. Integrity means everything. To me, more than any other rock musician, Lemmy is the baddest motherfucker in the world” – Dave Grohl
Lemmy The Movie (Dave’s involvment in the project was previously mentioned HERE) gets it’s UK Premiere at the London Film Festival from Oct 23rd. The film will then be released theatrically in December for a limited time and the DVD will be released through Entertainment One on January 24th 2011.
As well as his appearance in the movie, Dave also makes the extras;
DVD & Blu-ray Extras
Lemmy & Metallica in Nashville
Lemmy’s 50th Birthday w/ Metallica
The Making of Lemmy
Lemmy Interview Outtakes
Lord Axsmith Feature
Mikkey Dee Feature
Clarke – Kilmister – Taylor
Matt Sorum Featurette
We Are The Road Crew
Meet the Superfans
The Sweet side of Lemmy
Lemmy in the studio / The making of Motorizer
Dave Grohl & Lemmy Full Conversation
Billy Bob Thornton & Lemmy Full Conversation
Triple H Interview Outtakes