Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl says the band’s upcoming album will feature ‘some epic jams’
The upcoming HBO series featuring Foo Fighters, “Sonic Highways,” features Dave Grohl and company recording at different studios across the country, often jamming with local musicians at the stops. Speaking with the South African Rolling Stone, Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins said it was scary and invigorating to put themselves in the ever-changing situation and try to keep up with some of the best musicians they’ve ever met.
“I don’t write the words until the day before I sing them, sometimes that morning,” Grohl said of the recording process. He added, “It’s also a relief, because I’m pulling direct inspiration [from my surroundings].”
Hawkins added that jamming with some great local musicians often had him “hanging on for dear life…(when they’re) next to me, playing the craziest upside-down stuff — I just (try) to keep time.”
Grohl also said that although the new album only had eight tracks, “it’s gonna be our longest album. There are some epic jams.”
The HBO series is expected to premiere “on the eve of Foo Fighters’ 20th anniversary.” That would mean this October— a month that marks the 20th anniversary of when Grohl first recorded Foo Fighters songs at Robert Lang Studios in Shoreline, Wash.
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