Foo Fighters Announce Completion of 'Epic' New Album
According to Billboard.com, The Foo Fighters have finished recording their eighth studio album. Producer Butch Vig, shared the good news via his Twitter account. "We are officially done with the new Foo Fighters album. 23 straight days mixing! IT'S EPIC!!!" he tweeted on Wednesday.
Vig and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl have already made history together, on several occasions. Vig produced the great Nirvana album "Nevermind" from 1991, and worked on the Foos' 2009 greatest hits and the 2011 set "Wasting Light." He's had a hand in many of the great rock records of the past 25 years, including albums released by Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, L7, House of Pain and his own project Garbage.
The new Foos album is expected out this fall. And with the as-yet-untitled effort, HBO will air a new series chronicling the "eight-city odyssey during which the record was created." As previously reported, Grohl directed the series which visits studios in eight cities: Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, DC and New York.
The Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the death of Kurt Cobain and the resulting dissolution of his previous band. The group got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II, which were known collectively as foo fighters. Prior to the release of Foo Fighters' 1995 debut album Foo Fighters, which featured Grohl as the only official member, Grohl recruited bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith, both formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate, as well as fellow Nirvana touring bandmate Pat Smear as guitarist to complete the lineup.