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Zane Lowe asks Dave about Foo’s 8th album

January 28th, 2014 1 comment

During a busy week of Grammy events, and with Sound City about to get its UK TV debut, Dave got on the phone from LA to chat to Zane about the documentary, but as the phone call wound up Dave was asked how recording was going:

“How’s the Foos record going?”

“It’s Incredible.  I mean, we haven’t really disclosed exactly what we’re doing, and there’s rumours on the internet of what’s going on… Well, we’re doing something that nobody really knows about and we’ll announce pretty soon I think.  We’re making these songs in a way that I’m not sure anyone’s really done yet, and I know what it sounds like and I honestly think the entire concept is going to take people by surprise and it sounds nuts man.  Like, we recorded something the other day that’s unlike anything we’ve ever done before… it starts with a fuse and then it just explodes.  It’s awesome man.  It’s gonna be great.  I can’t wait.”

Foo Fighter’s 8th LP rumour round-up

January 22nd, 2014 Comments off

On Monday Morning I tweeted the following piece from the latest issue of Billboard:

Unsubstansiated at the time but it’s certainly a grand enough idea to match up with what Dave was hinting at last year:

“I’ve 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.” – March, 2013

“Well, I’ll tell you, we have been in our studio writing and in the past few weeks we’ve written an album and we are going to make this album in a way that no-one’s ever done before and we’re pretty excited about it,” he admitted.
“It’s a little ways off – it’s not ready to happen right now but I think next year is going to be a really big year for the Foo Fighters without question.
“It’s going to be great, I can’t wait.” – August 2013

Since then weight has been given to the ’12 studios in 12 cities’ rumours after a flurry of FF activity in Chicago  – Nate caught a Diarrhea Planet/Yuck show, Taylor did some sightseeing, Dave rode the subway & the whole band got Pizza with Rick Nielsen.

But what about actual recording? Well, Butch Vig (Wasting Light’s producer) also happened to be in Chicago as was James Brown (Wasting Light’s engineer) who took this pic of Rami Jaffee photoboming him:

In what looks very much like Studio A of Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio, (Bob Mould’s bassist also posted a pic to twitter in what looks like the studio) while Sound City’s producer Jim Rota has also on-hand with a camera crew (a post on Reddit said Dave was being filmed while on the CTA train).

So from Billboard’s “definites” list that’s Chicago covered, any hometown sessions in LA could have passed without word getting out, Robert Lang Studios in Seattle saw a visit from Dave last year – could that mean a session there?  Will the New York recording coincide with the band’s Superbowl gig on Feb 1st?  And could the suggestion that Nashville is another destination also be true?

Regardless.  It’s an exciting time for those of us desperate to hear new music – roll on LP#8.