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Foo Fighters ‘In The Studio’ feature – Q, November 2014

September 29th, 2014 Comments off

Q magazine’s November issue arrives on shelves tomorrow and inside is a small ‘In The Studio’ feature focusing on Sonic Highways:

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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.

New song title round-up.

November 30th, 2010 2 comments

Compiled from Dave’s recent interviews here are some song titles recently recorded for Foo Fighters’ album #7.

WHITE LIMO
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN (w/ bass & ‘creepy accordian’ from Krist Novoselic) “It’s probably the darkest song on the album”
A MATTER OF TIME   “One of the sweetest melodies I’ve ever written, but it has one of the heaviest riffs”
THESE DAYS (Dave thinks it may be the best song he’s ever written)
DEAR ROSEMARY (w/ vocals from Bob Mould ) “It sounds like Bob and I wrote a song for Husker Du 20 years ago and the Foo Fighters are covering it”
MISS THE MISERY
WALK
BRIDGE BURNING
ARLANDRIA (called ‘Orlandria’ by Q magazine but more likely to be ‘Arlandria’ after the neighbourhood in Virginia) .
ROPE

Dave hits Twitter as Foo Fighters begin pre-production

July 21st, 2010 Comments off

Yesterday (July 20th) Dave posted the following message on the Foo Fighters official Twitter account;

Dear Twitter, I take back everything I said before. I didn’t have a new album to promote. Love, Dave

Over the next couple of hours the tweet was followed with the posting of 10 photos from the studio.  (See the photostream HERE)

This coincides with Chris talking this week with Total Guitar about the upcoming recording schedule;

“We’re supposed to start really recording at the beginning of September.  We did about a week and a half of rehearsals already, we’re about to do another week or so starting tomorrow, then we have a couple more weeks of rehearsals and demos starting in August. Then in September we’ll start recording it for real.”

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