Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl: I’ll Be Writing for Our Eighth Album in 2012


Story by Anne Erickson

Foo Fighters frontman plans to start penning new music next year

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters just released their blockbuster album, Wasting Light, this year, but according to Grohl, new music is already on the band’s mind. In a note posted to the band’s official website, Grohl thanks the Foos’ loyal fans for their unwavering support of rock music and promises to start working on the band’s eighth studio album in 2012!

The note starts, “Hey everybody, Dave here. It’s been quite a while since I’ve sat down to write something for you guys, but as we’re coming to the end of an amazing tour and an amazing year, I figured I’d take this opportunity to say thank you…. Where do I begin?”

Grohl goes on to thank the fans for making Wasting Light “the most incredible album experience of our band’s 17 year history. For real. The fact that a rock and roll record, made in a garage, completely analog to tape with no help from computers, could be a #1 album around the world, AND get a Grammy nomination for “Album of the Year”…..well….these days that’s no small feat. It’s truly inspiring, and it makes us feel like the luckiest band in the world. So thanks. It means everything to us.”

He adds that this past year of doing the secret club gigs, playing in fans’ garages across the country and rocking out in North American arenas was simply a blast. “Looking back at the past 18 months, I don’t think we’ve ever worked so hard at making an album, and it ever being so easy,” he said. “From day one, the idea for this record was to make something completely simple and honest, to capture that thing that happens when you put the 5 of us in a small room. No big production, just real rock and roll music: That’s why we decided to do it in my garage. We wanted to retain that human element, keep all of those beautiful imperfections: That’s why we went completely analog.”

Grohl also gives props to Nevermind producer Butch Vig, who produced Wasting Light: “And, most of all, we wanted [the album] to sound huge: That’s why we decided to use Butch Vig. His role in this whole experience is huge, and he deserves a great ‘thanks’, too. Not many producers would accept the challenge that we handed him. He’s the best, for sure. Together, we made the album of a lifetime. Again.”

Then, the kicker: Grohl promises new music in 2012. “And to all of you…..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 8th studio album….well….. If it weren’t for you guys, we wouldn’t be here. We owe you so much.” After reading this note, it’s no wonder Grohl is the king of rock ‘n’ roll! (Photo credit: Steve Gullick via Nasty Little Man.)


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  1. wharfrat
    15 Dec 2011, 7:10 am

    The Foo Fighters fans can never get enough so I’m really glad to see Dave talking about another album,the sooner the better,I have most of their cd’s and I’m trying to wear them out so I can buy more,the only problem is they are hard to find,fans buy them all and never give them up,the Foos are the Worlds greatest band,thanks to all the guys in the FF.

  2. wharfrat
    27 Dec 2011, 9:09 am

    One more reply,I played guitar a lot during my life but as I became older I lost interest,when Dave came out with the Foo Fighters and I listened to their music I was inspired to pull out my Acoustic Fender,wipe off the dust and start playing again,I’m not as good as Dave Grohl and the FF but I’m on my way to becoming better thanks to my favorite band,without them I would have gone through life without the true joy of good music, thanks Dave,Cris,Nate,Pat,and the best Drummer in the business,Taylor Hawkins,Rock On!!, ,,,/ Wharfrat

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