(above image by Clay Lancaster, http://www.claylancaster.com)
For a minute there, Dave Grohl had us fooled with his statements regarding putting Foo Fighters on hiatus, taking a break, working on the Sound City documentary and not knowing if/when the Foo would reconvene to write some music. Today he comes back with one of those “oh, by the way, we’ve already recorded a new album and it’ll be out this Fall” things.
Set to be their 8th studio album, the new collection of songs is yet untitled and has no official release date. What we do know, however, is that it was recorded in 8 major cities around the country… all known for their contributions to rock n’ roll: Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington DC, and New York.
Notably there was no San Francisco on that list, even though the area spawned the likes of Metallica, Exodus, Testament, Machinehead, Green Day, Faith No More, Rancid, Dead Kennedys, etc.
I can’t blame them though, as San Francisco is sort of known as the biggest US city that really doesn’t give a shit about rock music anymore. We like Mumford & Sons and club music… and PBR, skinny jeans, beards, fixed-gear bicycles and stocking caps. Thank you.
Anyway this new offering is said to include local legends sitting in on most tracks. For example, it is rumored that memebers of Cheap Trick recorded with Foo Fighters during the Chicago sessions.
Oh yeah, and the record will be accompanied by an HBO series that chronicles the whole tour and recording process. You’re welcome, Foo Fighters fans.