Butch Vig Says Dave Grohl Has an ‘Infectious Enthusiasm’ for Life and Music


Story by Anne Erickson

Butch Vig discusses producing Foo Fighters’ upcoming studio album, ‘Sonic Highways’

Foo Fighters are set to release their new album, “Sonic Highways,” on Nov. 10, and once again, Dave Grohl and company have tapped producer and musician Butch Vig to man the knobs for the set. Vig produced the Foos’ last album, “Wasting Light,” and Nirvana’s seminal sophomore album, “Nevermind.”

Speaking with CBS affiliate 93XRT, Vig explained that working with Grohl and the guys of the Foo once again is like being with family.

“I love Dave like a crazy brother,” he said. “I don’t know anyone who has such infectious enthusiasm for life and for music… (The Foo Fighters) are capable of doing what they want to do, and we decided to make this record in eight different cities. The band wrote eight songs and we recorded them all in eight different locales in the U.S.”

Foo Fighters have documented the recording of “Sonic Highways” for an upcoming HBO documentary by the same name.

“Part of the documentary is about the recording of the song and a lot of it is about the musical history of that city,” Vig said, adding, “and it’s also about what it means to the Foos and to Dave. He taps into what each city musically, personally means him…”

The documentary series “Sonic Highways” will premiere at 11 p.m. EST Oct. 17 on HBO.

Anne Erickson
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