Dave Grohl is having another busy and productive year.
After playing drums and doing some backup vocal duties on the RDGLDGRN album, Grohl got back together with Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins and worked on his side project band – The Birds of Satan. With that project completed, Grohl and his Foos are gearing up for the fall with a new album.
Speaking to Billboard, Grohl said the album will come out shortly after the broadcast of an eight-part HBO series called Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways. The two projects will link with one another.
We could just go make another record in the studio, hit the road and sell a bunch of T-shirts. It’s all about reinventing the process.
Grohl, along with band mates Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, visited studios in eight American cities, recording one song in each region. The accompanying series will show Grohl interviewing musicians that have particular ties to a city. Some of these musicians include Buddy Guy, Dolly Parton, Chuck D, Gibby Haynes, Allen Toussaint and Gary Clark Jr.
The cities the Foo Fighters recorded in are Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, Seattle, Washington, D.C. and New York.
During the last day of each session, Grohl wrote the lyrics for that particular song in the city they were in, hoping to be inspired by the interviews and the experiences he’s gone through.
“These recording studios are hallowed ground,” says Grohl. “They’re churches and monuments to me. History has been made in (dives) all over the country.”
The band is looking to continue to dominate the rock charts since their last album, ‘Wasting Light’ was released in April 2011.