Published Oct 27, 2010Back in March we reported that the Foo Fighters were heading into Dave Grohl's home studio to record their "heaviest album yet." After a summer's worth of recording, the band continue to talk up their raucous new record, and considering a couple of outside collaborators, there's hope that the album will indeed deliver the ear-damaging goods.
While we already knew that Grohl brought producer Butch Vig on board – the first time the pair have worked together since Grohl drummed on Nirvana's landmark 1991 disc, Nevermind – a recent BBC report has us even more nostalgic for the musician's decidedly punkier past life. In it, Grohl confirmed that the as-yet-untitled album will feature a guest appearance by former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic. Grohl also recently tweeted a photo with Novoselic (see above), showing the pair at work together in the studio.
While it's unclear what the bearded bassist contributed to the recording, we're hoping he knocked himself unconscious after dropping his instrument on his head. You guys remember that, right?
And while there is no word on a tracklisting or release date, Grohl said we can also expect a film from the band. "We're making a movie about this whole experience too. We have a director," he told the BBC. "Basically, 2011, you're not gonna be able to get us out of your hair, that's what we're planning. I'm excited."
Grohl bringing in his old buddy gives us some hope that he's heading back towards the devastating pop crunch of Nirvana, or even the first Foos LP, instead of classic rock and unplugged combinations like 2005's In Your Honor.
"In the 14 songs, there's not one acoustic guitar – there's not even one in the house," Grohl told the BBC. So keep those fingers crossed.