It’s official. Rock heroes Foo Fighters have officially begun the recording process for their new album. The band posted a picture of mastered analog tapes on their Instagram, along with the caption “It’s Fucking ON.” It’s not only good to see Foo Fighters making a record, but doing it old-school they way the did the last one – analog reel-to-reel tapes like the good ole’ days. The new disc is tentatively due out in late 2014, and it most definitely made our list of the Most Anticipated Rock Albums of 2014. Foo Fighters recently played a special show on December 13, 2013 in Mexico City, Mexico. This concert marked the band first trip to the country. In the last year, frontman Dave Grohl directed Soundgarden’s video for “By Crooked Steps”, recorded drums on the new Queens of The Stone Age album, …Like Clockwork (heavily praised as one of the best albums of 2013), produced Ghost B.C.’s latest EP, If You Have Ghost, directed his first documentary, Sound City, and collaborated with Zac Brown Band on their country rock EP, The Grohl Sessions, Vol. 1. On February 1, Foo Fighters will headline the Bud Light Hotel Super Bowl Party in New York City, the night before Super Bowl XLVIII. The band is set to headline Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE, on June 19-22.
Foo Fighters last album, 2011’s Wasting Light, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and was produced by Butch Vig, who produced the legendary Nirvana album, Nevermind. Keeping with the desire to create a rawer and heavier album, Grohl decided to record it in his garage in Encino, CA. The disc went on to earn the band five Grammy Award nominations, including Album of The Year. The album won the award for Best Rock Album, and the song “White Limo” won Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, and “Walk” won both Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. Foo Fighters walked away with a fifth Grammy that night – the award for Best Long Form Music Video for Back and Forth, a documentary about the recording of the album. To support the record, the band hit the road on the Wasting Light World Tour from December 2010-September 2012. – by Matt Bishop