Dave Grohl and the other Foo Fighters are currently in Austin, TX at the SXSW festival, getting ready to perform a set with the Sound City Players and promoting Grohl's documentary film about Sound City studios. However, Grohl is also working out some new tunes for the next Foo Fighters record.
"We're just writing right now," Grohl told Billboard before a screening of Sound City on Wednesday. "When we start working on a record, what I've found is we work best at our own pace, and sometimes it happens quickly and sometimes it takes awhile." He added that he has "a crazy idea of what I want to do with the next record and how we record it. It's not conventional. It won't be a conventional record."
Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins clarified that the group's follow-up to 2011's Wasting Light is "just sort of a germ in Dave's head at this point. He says he's got a lot of ideas. We haven't really gotten down to brass tacks. I don't know what the path will be. It's always a little different, which is good."
Meanwhile, Grohl, Hawkins, and the rest of the Foo Fighters have their final scheduled concert with the Sound City Players tonight (3/14), and it remains unclear if there will be more shows in the future. "So many people have said, 'Oh, you've got to go on tour' and 'Oh, you've got to do more shows.' I swear to God I would give my left… arm to do it," Grohl said. "Logistically you can imagine it's not like putting together, it's like taking Hollywood Squares on the road. It's nuts."