Dave Grohl Says Foo Fighters' New Album Is Done
He's also working on a documentary about van life
Published Feb 12, 2020Last August, Foo Fighters fans heard that the arrival of a new album in 2020 was a definite possibility, and Dave Grohl has now revealed the band's 10th studio effort is finished.
Grohl broke the news during an appearance on The Bill Simmons Podcast while discussing his songwriting process.
"We just finished making a record. Some of those songs, the best ones happen in 45 minutes," Grohl said. "Then there's other songs — there's a riff on the new record I've been working on for 25 years. The first time I demoed it was in my basement in Seattle."
While the frontman didn't offer a timetable for the album's release, the Foos are set to see plenty of festival action this year, including a headlining slot at Osheaga.
Grohl's podcast appearance also saw him reveal his work on a new documentary about van touring.
"I've interviewed everybody… the Beatles toured in a van, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, U2, everybody has had a van," Grohl explained. "There's something about that time, you wear it like a badge."
Grohl added, "The movie isn't so much about really awesome van tour anecdotes, it's more about the drive to do it. Why would anyone give up everything, quit their job, leave everything behind, just to chase this dream with no guarantee you're ever going to make it? And you starve, you bleed, you're sick, you're pissed, you get taken to jail and in fights, but you always make it to the next gig. Everyone has the same story, and it's absolutely the key to success."
Listen to Grohl's full interview below.
Foo Fighters last released Concrete and Gold in 2017.