Foo Fighters are working on their new album, which Dave Grohl has described in a new interview as well, “fucking weird.”
In an interview on Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show, the frontman remained mostly tight-lipped when asked how the band’s 10th studio album will differ from 2017’s Concrete and Gold. “I don’t want to give away too much, but… we’re like, right in the middle of it now,” said Grohl. The album will drop sometime in 2020, according to an interview with drummer Taylor Hawkins.
In another interview, Grohl also took the opportunity to qualify the Foo’s popularity, insisting that the band have never been cool and they are a legitimate ‘dad rock’ band. “First of all, we are all dads, and… we’re a rock band,” he said in a podcast on Good For You. “But you know, the thing is, I have never considered our band cool, and I like that.”
Grohl attributed the success of the Foo Fighters to the fact that they never conformed to the musical trends of the time and their devil-may-care attitude to making music.
“We’ve just never been hip or cool; we just really haven’t. I think that the reason why we’re still here is because we do kind of disconnect ourselves from the popular stuff that’s going on, but also because, what the fuck do we care?” Grohl said in the podcast.
The Foo Fighters have also released Foo Files – an archival series that features unreleased tracks, various rarities and audio of live performances. The band kickstarted the series by releasing the EP 00950025, which contained three live tracks: For All The Cows, Wattershed and Next Year.
Their latest entry into the Foo Files series was the EP 02050525, which was released earlier this month. The EP featured the band covering The Passions’ I’m In Love With A German Film Star and Jawbreaker’s Kiss The Bottle, as well as a deep cut of FFL, a studio version of DOA, a demo of DOA and Spill.
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