Foo Fighters to Release New Album in November
Foo Fighters will release their as-yet-untitled eighth album in November via Roswell/RCA, the band revealed today. As previously reported, frontman Dave Grohl and HBO will present Sonic Highways this fall, a series documenting the recording process where the band visited eight different cities and studios to record the follow-up to 2011’s Wasting Light.
During each visit, Grohl interviewed local legends and musicians, even inviting some to sit in on the album. Among known guests are Joe Walsh, Gary Clark Jr., Zac Brown, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more. Grohl also staged interviews with the likes of Paul Stanley, Buddy Guy, Chuck D, Nancy Wilson and more.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Dave Grohl revealed more details about the album, saying they recorded on tape in each city. “We’ve been dragging two 24-track tape machines around the country because we still love the sound of tape. Some of the places [we recorded] are houses and some are stages and some of them are old rooms so we’d have to build a studio in some of these locations. And that’s easy to do when you just open up the laptop. It’s not easy to do when you’re dragging two 800-pound two inch tape machines across the country, but we’ve done it everywhere we’ve went.”