Dave Grohl Shares on Foo Fighters New Album & HBO Documentary Releasing Fall 2014
Foo Fighters frontman, Dave Grohl, recently spoke with Rolling Stone and revealed more about their new album to be released this Fall. Grohl shares that their will be tracks that are "stadium anthems that startle." The band has not confirmed a release date for the follow-up to 2011's Wasting Light but it will release sometime this Fall 2014.
"As we were coming down from the success of the last record, I thought, 'Now we have license to get weird,' " Grohl told Billboard of the new album. "If we wanted, we could make some crazy, bleak Radiohead record and freak everyone out. Then I thought, 'F- that.' "He also shared: "[Instead of] banging out these big choruses, because that's what we do, we're banging them out in the middle of instrumental sections that will take you by surprise."
Along with the new Foo Fighers album, there will be an accompanying documentary series released by Grohl on HBO covering some of the recording experience of making the new album in different studios across America.
Grohl shared, "After making Sound City, I realized that the pairing of music and documentary works well because the stories give substance and depth to the song, which makes for a stronger emotional connection. So I thought, 'I want to do this again, but instead of just walking into a studio and telling its story, I want to travel across America and tell its story. It's basically the history of American music broken down to the cultural roots of each place," Grohl said, describing the as-yet-untitled documentary. "Why did Chicago become a blues capital? Why did country go to Nashville? Why did the first psychedelic band, Thirteenth Floor Elevators, come from Austin? How did the second line rhythm make its way to New Orleans? It's crazy."