Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl admits doubt over new album

by Martin
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US rockers Foo Fighters released their eighth studio album ‘Sonic Highways’ at the beginning of last month much to the delight of their fans around the world.

The band have since appeared in their own TV documentary which showcases the recording process of the album and they’ve even announced plans to perform in the UK next year.

‘Sonic Highways’ was recorded across eight different cities in the U.S and the TV documentary which aired on HBO in the US invited fans to watch how the band created the record.

For frontman Dave Grohl, who directed the documentary he recently spoke with Rolling Stone magazine and revealed that to begin with some people struggled with the concept of the album when he first explained it to them.

Foo Fighters tour 2015

Foo Fighters tour 2015

Grohl said: “I would explain the idea and someone would say, ‘Oh, cool. So, are you going to play a blues song?”

“Are you going to make a country song in Nashville? Are you going to do jazz in New Orleans?’ I thought, ‘Can you f**king imagine how much of a train wreck that would be?'”

Foo Fighters released their new album 'Sonic Highways'

Foo Fighters released their new album ‘Sonic Highways’ last month.

Grohl also told the publication that while they were recording in Nashville he walked into the control room of the studio to find everyone wearing cowboy hats. It sounds like the band had a giggle or two over the choice of headwear too.

“I was like, ‘Guys! Don’t! Stop! Wait! We are still the Foo Fighters. Are we a jazz band? Are we a country band? F**k no. We are what we are.”

“Put an instrument on each one of us and say, ‘Go’, and it’s going to sound like the band – that’s what we do.” Grohl said.

What did you think of the new Foo Fighters’ record? Check out the video for ‘Something From Nothing’ below.

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