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
Beyoncé Drops Out of Coachella Lineup
Quick Hits: John Mayer, Lorde, Eminem, Gucci Mane, Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey
Bruno Mars to Receive 2017 iHeartRadio Innovator Award
David Bowie Honored at Brit Awards
Katy Perry Talks New Album Rollout
Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Future, Songwriters Hall Of Fame, Chris Brown, Young The Giant
Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack Debuts Atop Billboard 200
James Brown's Drummer Clyde Stubblefield Dies
Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Ottawa Bluesfest Lineup
Quick Hits: The Roots Picnic, Ringo Starr & Paul McCartney, Lana Del Rey
Republic Records, ZXL Music & The Grimmie Family To Release New Christine Grimmie Music
Linkin Park Announce New Album, Release Single "Heavy"
Migos Joins With Motown & Capitol Records
Quick Hits: Beyonce, Adele, Metallica, Michael Jackson, OneRepublic
Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Noah Cyrus, Bruno Mars Set To Perform At The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards
Breaking News
UMG Revenue Hits $5.57 Billion in 2016
BMI Withdraws Interim Fee Petition to RMLC
Talia Schlanger Named World Café Host
The Kane Show & Ocean Park Standoff Share "Good News"
Tim "Minnesota Fattz" Snell Named SVP of Programming for iHeartMedia-Augusta
February 23, 2017
iHeartMedia Revenue Up in Q4, Full-Year 2016
Study: Actual Ratings Panelists - We Want Personalities And Fun!
iHeartMedia Tampa Names Pete Norden SVP/Sales
The Syndicate Promotes from Within to Strengthen Marketing, Radio & Finance Departments
2017 NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced
February 22, 2017
Entercom Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results
Study: “Local” Is Not Radio's Best Defense Against Pureplays
Ashley Z Takes On Nights At Q100/Atlanta Nights
Benztown Releases Third Annual Benztown 50 List of Top Voiceover Professionals in Radio
February 21, 2017
Study: Just Over Half Of At Work Listening Goes To Radio
iHeartMedia Names Blaine Jackson PD At WLUB/Augusta
CMG Atlanta Radio Names Jaleigh Long Director of Sales
In Brief - February 21, 2017
February 20, 2017
Study: Radio Dominates In Connected Cars
February 17, 2017
Study: Women to Radio: I Love You, But….
iHeartMedia Fort Myers Adds New Nighttime On-Air Hosts Lulu & Lala On Y100.1
Entercom Los Angeles Extends KSWD's "Uncle Joe'Benson
February 16, 2017
Study: Who Do Women Love Most – Radio or Pandora?
Prince Streaming Activity Explodes
FMQB NOW

Question Of
The Week

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!