Dave Grohl Calls New Foo Album "An Evolution"
May 27, 2014


Foo Fighters
A few weeks ago, Foo Fighters revealed that their eighth album due this fall on Roswell/RCA will be accompanied by an HBO series documenting the making of the record, which was recorded in eight different cities. Dave Grohl directed the show, which finds the band tapping into the musical heritage of eight towns Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, DC and New York basing themselves at a legendary studio in each location. One song was recorded in each city, and every song features local legends sitting in with the Foos. Grohl's inspiration for making the album in this way really came from his experience directing the documentary film, Sound City.

"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," Grohl told Billboard. "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: 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."

The idea for the recording process also makes for a more diverse and experimental record than fans are used to hearing from the Foos. For example, there are tracks infused with Country Rock as well as one that features horns and Jazz tones. But after being a band for two decades, the Foos have earned their right for some artistic freedom.

"As we were coming down from the success of the last record, I thought, 'Now we have license to get weird,'" Grohl explained. "If we wanted, we could make some crazy, bleak Radiohead record and freak everyone out. Then I thought, 'F- that.'" Instead of just "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," Grohl added. "The music is a progression or an evolution, for sure, but it's a Foo Fighters record."




 
Music News
Rapper Future Hits #1 With Surprise Album
Quick Hits: U2 & Lady Gaga, Disclosure & Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Guns N' Roses, Sevendust, Joseph Jackson
Ed Sheeran TV Special To Air On NBC
Quick Hits: Five Finger Death Punch, Prince, Meg Myers, The Grateful Dead
Quick Hits: Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth, Vance Joy, Lana Del Rey
Quick Hits: Selena Gomez, James Blake / Kanye West, Incubus
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Lead MTV VMA Noms
Quick Hits: Chvrches, Korn, HardDrive Live Tour, Wilco
Singer/Actor Tyrese Gets His First #1 Album
Quick Hits: Made In America Festival, Little Mix, Kanye West, Big Sean, Minus The Bear, Don Henley, AC/DC's Phil Rudd
Wilco Surprise The Galaxy With New Album Star Wars
The Week In Review: 7/13-7/17
Quick Hits: Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran / Jamie Lawson, Lil Wayne
Justin Bieber Working with Jack On Next LP
Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Chvrches, David Gilmour, Gorillaz
Breaking News
Emmis Announces Executive Promotions
iHeartRadio Joins Snapchat Discover
Pandora Listeners Receive More Uninterrupted Hours With Sponsored Listening
July 24, 2015
Radio Industry & SESAC Reach Settlement
CBS Radio Names David Yadgaroff As SVP/Market Manager For Philadelphia
In Brief - July 24, 2015
July 23, 2015
Frankie V. Heads Home To Boston
Major Changes at CBS RADIO
In Brief - July 23, 2015
July 22, 2015
VH1 President Tom Calderone Exits The Network
Jordan Lee Named PD At 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
July 21, 2015
Cumulus Promotes Hayden Green To OM For Fort Walton Beach/Destin
Rich Bengloff Stepping Down As A2IM President
In Brief - July 21, 2015
July 20, 2015
CBS Radio Names Scott Herman Chief Operating Officer
CBS Radio Restructures Senior Leadership Team
Leigh McNabb Named PD Of KZPT/Kansas City
Third Annual KBA WKU Radio Talent Insitute
In Brief - July 20, 2015
July 15, 2015
eQB NOW
The Week In Review: 7/13-7/17
Entercom Taps Tony Lorino As PD Of Star 94/Atlanta
Nielsen Music Canada Releases 2015 Mid-Year Report
iHeartMedia Names Kenny Day SVP/Political Sales & Strategy
FMQB NOW

Jonathan Shuford, PD
WRVW/Nashville

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!