Foo Fighters Stripping Down For New Record
Fans of the Foo Fighters can expect a no frills, back to basic record from the Foo Fighters in 2011, and I for one am excited! Dave Grohl says in the interview below, that he even got Butch Vig (producer of Nirvana’s Nevermind) to record the new Foo. Dave explained that they brought old analog equipment into his garage at hsi house to get that raw sound they were looking for on this next record. Check out the interview from FMQB.com.
The Foo Fighters have said that they will be back in full force in 2011, and they have already scheduled some live appearances for next year. Now, Dave Grohl also has spoken to Q magazine about the band’s stripped down recording technique for their next album, which is due in spring 2011. Instead of recording in a state-of-the-art studio, the band set up camp in Grohl’s garage and worked with producer Butch Vig, who produced Nirvana‘s Nevermind. Grohl also invited his old bandmate, Krist Novoselic, to play on the track “I Should Have Known,” marking the first time he’s worked with either man in nearly 20 years.
“In my hotel room in Perth, Australia on a Them Crooked Vultures tour, it all came to me,” Grohl said about working on a new Foo record. ”I was sitting writing a new song and I thought, ‘OK, we should make a documentary about the recording of this new album and make it a history of the band too. Rather than just record the album in the most expensive studio with the most state-of-the-art equipment, what if Butch and I were to get back together after 20 years and dust off the tape machines and put them in my garage?’ I literally backed the minivan out of the garage, pulled the lawnmower out, put a drum set in it and set up mics. We soundproofed the garage door so that my neighbors wouldn’t call the cops.”
As for working with Novoselic again, Grohl said they have always stayed in touch. “One of the things about the expanded Nirvana family, it doesn’t matter how much time has passed, when you see each other you’re immediately connected by that, by the good and bad things,” he explained. ”When I see Krist, I hug him to celebrate our lives, but I also hug him to console him. There’s a song called ‘I Should Have Known’ that I thought would sound great with his bass-playing and accordion-playing. It’s probably the darkest song on the album.”
Grohl also collaborated with Bob Mould from Husker Du on a track called “Dear Rosemary,” and other song titles include “A Matter Of Time,” “White Limo” and “These Days,” which Grohl said “might be the best song I’ve ever written.”
Meanwhile, the Foos have been confirmed as one of the headliners for next year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival in Gorge, WA in May, and the band will play two massive gigs at the Milton Keynes Bowl in the U.K. on July 2 and 3.