Dave Grohl has confirmed he is returning to Los Angeles this week to start work on the new Foo Fighters album. NME reports Grohl made the announcement to James Corden at last night’s Brit Awards.
The new album will mark the eighth studio release for the Foo Fighters. There is no current indication as to when any new music will actually be released, with NME reporting Grohl’s only mention of a release date was “eventually.”
Mention of the new Foo Fighters album did arise in an Ask Me Anything session the Foo Fighters held on Reddit earlier this month. Spin recorded Grohl responded to the fan question as to whether or not the Foo Fighters has broken up with, “”like [guitarist] Pat Smear says… we’re not on hiatus… we’re on ‘I hate us’ and yes, we are already writing the new record.”
Last month, the former member of Nirvana told MTV News that the Foo Fighters “…have a plan, we know exactly what’s coming next, and I have the music for the next record and we’re going to start working on it once we finish doing all this stuff.” At the time, the Foo Fighters were promoting Grohl’s new music documentary Sound City, performing with industry legends including Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, and Rick Nielsen.
The new Foo Fighters album will be the first music from the band since 2011’s Wasting Light. The album was nominated for five Grammy Awards and won Best Rock Album.
Foo Fighter fans, what do you expect to hear from the new Foo Fighters Album?