Foo Fighters’ ‘Epic’ New Album is Complete, Says Butch Vig
By Annie Reuter
While little has been divulged about the new Foo Fighters record, we’re now closer to hearing the final product.
Producer Butch Vig took to his Twitter account today (July 30) to reveal that the long awaited recording process is done and the record, due to drop this November, is “epic.”
However, an exact release date has still not been determined.
The band has been traveling the country recording in different studios in multiple cities for the November release.
We are officially done with the new Foo Fighters album. 23 straight days mixing! IT'S EPIC!!!—
Butch Vig (@butchvig) July 30, 2014
In addition to releasing their eighth studio album, the Foo Fighters will be debuting a new series in October on HBO called Foo Fighters Sonic Highways. The series shows the band recording in eight cities, recording one song in each location.
“These recording studios are hallowed ground; they’re churches and monuments to me,” frontman Dave Grohl told Billboard. “History has been made in (dives) all over the country.”
The episodes include visits in Austin, Texas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, Tennessee, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C. In each city, the band sat in with local legends while Grohl wrote the lyrics using the experiences he’d had in each city.
“We could just go make another record in the studio, hit the road and sell a bunch of T-shirts,” he said. “It’s all about reinventing the process.”
The Foo Fighters’ last release was 2011’s Wasting Light.