Dave Grohl announces new Foo Fighters album at Brit Awards
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl announced that his band would be beginning work on their new album starting February 21.
Grohl revealed the news at the UK’s Brit Awards last Tuesday night while speaking to the ceremony’s host, James Corden, “I return to Los Angeles tomorrow to start work on a Foo Fighters record.”
He was in the UK promoting his new documentary, Sound City.
News of the latest album comes as shock to fans. During the band’s show at last year’s Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, Grohl said, “Without making a big deal out of it, we don’t have any shows after this. This is it, man. Honestly I don’t know when we’re going to do it again…and this is the perfect place to do it.”
Later at the Brit Awards Grohl said, “We have a plan, we know exactly what’s coming next and I have the music for the next record.” Said Grohl, “We have really awesome, big plans for the next album and I’m really excited about it.”
Grohl recorded the Foo Fighters first album entirely by himself before recruiting additional members. This new album will be the band’s eighth, and it will be their first release since 2011’s Wasting Light.
He did not give a tentative release date he only said that the record would come out “eventually”. Foo Fighters was started in 1994 after the disbandment of Grohl’s then band, Nirvana, which ended due to singer, Kurt Cobain’s, suicide.
By: Daniel Sanchez