Butch Vig-produced album
due this spring; listen to an advance taste, below.
By Blurt Staff
Late yesterday the Foo Fighters launched their “Tease” site featuring
a first taste of “Bridge Burning,” the opening track of the band’s
seventh full length studio album, due out this spring on Roswell/RCA. You can
check out the song snippet, below.
The album, produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, was recorded
entirely on analog tape in the garage of Dave Grohl’s home in California’s
San Fernando Valley. It’s billed as a stripped-down,
“no computers/no software/flesh blood and tape only approach” to music making
for the band. Producer Vig, had previously produced new tracks
“Wheels” and “Word Forward” on 2009’s Greatest Hits. Meanwhile, Grohl’s old Nirvana buddy Krist Novoselic
also makes a cameo, contributing bass and accordion to “I Should Have
Known,” while former Nirvana touring guitarist and longtime extended FF
family member Pat Smear now joins the permanent FF core of Grohl, Taylor
Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett.
Concurrent with the album’s release, Spitfire Pictures will be producing a
feature documentary about the Foo Fighters to be directed by Academy Award
winner James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara). It will chronicle
the entire history of the Foo Fighters, from the cassette demos Grohl recorded
during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer through their ascent to their
Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of
the biggest rock bands on the planet. This chronicling of the Foo
Fighters’ triumphs and tragedies will culminate in an in-depth behind the
scenes perspective on the making of the new album.
Watch for extensive touring this year, including headlining July
2 & 3 at Milton Keynes Bowl and headline shows at a number of summer
festivals including Washington state’s Sasquatch!, the UK’s Isle of
White, Pink Pop in the Netherlands, Germany’s Southside and Hurricane, Oxegen
in Ireland, T in the Park in Scotland and Optimus Alive in Portgual.