Foo Fighters to record new album
2012-01-06 by William Lim | 55 Comments

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has announced via NME that the band will return to the studio this year for the recording of their follow-up to Wasting Light. The upcoming eighth studio album is still currently in the writing stages. The full statement to NME reads as follows:

We're not finished yet. There are still more shows to play, more songs to write, more albums to record, for years to come. I mean if you would have told me 17 years ago that in 2012 I would be writing songs for our eighth studio album...well.

Additionally, Dave Grohl is currently collaborating with Stephen Pearcy and Warren DeMartini, respectively the singer and guitarist of Ratt, on a song as part of their currently unnamed collaboration project. Stephen Pearcy recently discussed the project on his Twitter page:

Thing is it's a way cool thing of Dave. We’re just privileged to be a part of that. Next Ratt!

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CutMan
January 6th 2012

1766 Comments


Dave Grohl never lets up. Dave Grohl eats, breathes, and sleeps music, live shows, and collaborations.

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KILL
January 6th 2012

70363 Comments


fuckin yes

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omnipanzer
January 6th 2012

21418 Comments


I didn't love Wasting Light as some did but every time they announce a new album I always hope I will like it.

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Sciroccu
January 6th 2012

746 Comments


it's quick, hope it will be as good as wasting light.

CutMan
January 6th 2012

1766 Comments


Foo Fighters have literally never let me down, so I don't see this being anything less than a delight.

KILL
January 6th 2012

70363 Comments


better be heavier and less gay mushy shit

MO
January 6th 2012

18191 Comments


I heard one song from wasting light and it seemed pretty heavy

porch
January 6th 2012

8440 Comments


lol ratt

BonRurgundy
January 6th 2012

348 Comments


Such a dull unremarkable band, yet everyone seems to respect them because Dave Grohl's a cool guy.

KILL
January 6th 2012

70363 Comments


fuck you

CutMan
January 6th 2012

1766 Comments


Pretty big error in logic to think that so many people could enjoy a band based solely on a personality. If their music were shit and he was the only thing cool about them, they wouldn't have the longevity they have.

Cult of personality fades.

londoncalling457
January 6th 2012

2590 Comments


dude everyone in foo fighters is fucking awesome, have you seen back and forth?

Pachelbel
January 6th 2012

192 Comments


Fuck yeah

AlienWarrior75
January 6th 2012

134 Comments


right on, love the Foos

BonRurgundy
January 6th 2012

348 Comments


I just consider them very overrated for the type of bland radio rock they produce, their earlier albums were good, nothing special, yet i've seen very little criticism of them and I can't be the only one. To me, they're very middle of the road with nothing exciting to offer, just plain old foo fighters.

Gmork89
January 6th 2012

5479 Comments


And which of their peers in this day and age do you find to be superior exactly?

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ProjectFreak
January 6th 2012

1289 Comments


pretty excited. wasting light was solid

londoncalling457
January 6th 2012

2590 Comments


only album of theirs that tops wasting light in my opinion is self titled

BonRurgundy
January 6th 2012

348 Comments


@Gmork89
Their peers in the "monotonous radio-rock" genre, or just music in general?

MaskAtTheMasquerade
January 6th 2012

2887 Comments


lmao still cant get over that pic

MrxSelfxDestruct
January 6th 2012

495 Comments


Weird sub-genre, never heard of it.

Have you even listened to Wasting Light?
Nothing monotonous about it.

BigBlob
January 6th 2012

1610 Comments


I agree with BonRurgundy. This band is painfully overrated.

I mean Nickelback get slated (rightly so) for producing simple, radio friendly rock dross. Yet as far as I can tell, that's all the Foo Fighters have been doing for the last few years.

bloc
January 6th 2012

34661 Comments


Need more Vultures yo

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BonRurgundy
January 6th 2012

348 Comments


I have, it reminds of, dare I say.....Nickelback...

The7thVermicide
January 6th 2012

925 Comments


Wasting light was pretty .So I will check this

Damon
January 6th 2012

257 Comments


Stoked as shit

CutMan
January 6th 2012

1766 Comments


BonRugundy, hurry up and rate more things so I can get a feel for your musical taste and derive pleasure from reading them while sipping a glass of fine wine and judging you.

Titan50
January 6th 2012

4588 Comments


I mean Nickelback get slated (rightly so) for producing simple, radio friendly rock dross. Yet as far as I can tell, that's all the Foo Fighters have been doing for the last few years.


Loads of people slate the Foos for this very reason, despite the fact they're unarguably THE greatest band in radio rock

Phideaux
January 6th 2012

1653 Comments


Foo Fighters is not at all comparable with Nickelback, unless you're retarded.

Ire
January 6th 2012

41746 Comments


lol ratt

Makemebad35
January 6th 2012

736 Comments


sweet

TheAMR66
January 6th 2012

48 Comments


Dave Grohl in the muppets

BonRurgundy
January 6th 2012

348 Comments


@CutMan

Come at me bro.

GreyShadow
January 6th 2012

433 Comments


new FF this year too? lol i normally hate when bands release an album next year but this is fuckin dave grohl we are talking about. i dont think its possible for this to be a bad, or even just okay album. After Wasting Light, the sky is the limit.

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Shiduba
January 6th 2012

424 Comments


Wasting Light is insanely good for a commercial rock album, so this will most likely be at least great.

DELienz
January 6th 2012

49 Comments


not every band exists to break the mold. Foo Fighters are what they are. Yes one can say they are Generic but that's what they do. They make accessible rock music and they do it well. If every band you listen to is insanely odd or far from the spectrum of the norm then you should probably look at yourself and consider the fact that you are trying to hard to be different.... P.S. comparing Nickelback to Foo Fighters is ridiculous and shows a low music I.Q.

CutMan
January 6th 2012

1766 Comments


Thanks, ol' chap. *sips fine wine, reads your ratings* Guffaw.

Though, to be fair, we agree on some things.

CutMan
January 6th 2012

1766 Comments


Agreed on the ridiculousness of that comparison you made stated by DELienz above. I thought you were just kind of negative in an annoying manner, but the Nickelback thing just isn't even respectable.

SCREAMorphine
January 6th 2012

1751 Comments


Dave is a machine

Aphrodisiac
January 6th 2012

1739 Comments


fuckin sweet

Kris.
January 6th 2012

12139 Comments


i have an infinite amount of respect and love for dave even if his music sometimes can be kinda mediocre

ChuckyTruant
January 6th 2012

15700 Comments


Freakin Sweet! FF is probably my favorite band. But I honestly can't say for sure. And to compare them to Nickelback is blatantly dumb.

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Knott-
Emeritus
January 6th 2012

10194 Comments


YOU ARE NOT ME

ARLANDRIA

ARLANDRIA

YOU AND WHAT ARMY?

ARLANDRIA

ARLANDRIA

this should be good

Metamorphosis
January 7th 2012

420 Comments


Wasting Light was actually recorded the ol' fashioned way: analog. I wonder if they're going to do it again this time around. Wasting Light had a very distinctive sound and I'm sure the TREMENDOUS momentum the band has had this year will carry over to the song writing and recording of another excellent album.

Masochist
January 7th 2012

7956 Comments


They've had a hell of a year this year, haven't they? Damn...from "White Limo" with Lemmy to absolutely owning The Westboro Baptist Church in the best possible way, to that garage tour and the fan-made music videos and the 'Back And Forth' documentary and Joan Jett playing their concert and reuniting with their old producer...and, yeah, the album itself being their best since 'The Colour and the Shape'.

What a year for the Foo.

YouGotLucky
January 7th 2012

946 Comments


HARDWORKING MANS BAND.

freedomofspeechnoway
January 7th 2012

411 Comments


@CutMan

Come at me bro.


ugh

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
January 7th 2012

21562 Comments


didn't like Wasting Light

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YouGotLucky
January 7th 2012

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LepreCon
January 7th 2012

3562 Comments


Yeah Wasting Light was the best radio rock album this side of 2000 so...

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 8th 2012

23798 Comments


lol ratt

I don't see this being nearly as good as Wasting Light but it will still probably rule.

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nash1311
January 9th 2012

1754 Comments


Agreed with BonRurgandy. Band has always been pretty average imo as well

tiesthatbind
January 9th 2012

7370 Comments


Should be good

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lancebramsay
January 11th 2012

1585 Comments


They have been okay with some killer singles. Wasting Light was easily their most solid album.

ChuckyTruant
January 21st 2012

15700 Comments


best live show I've probably ever been to. stoked on this.[2]
Saw them in DC. Was killer



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