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Foo Fighters to Record With Nirvana Producer


Dave Grohl is going back to the source.

The Foo Fighters frontman — and former Nirvana drummer — will reunite with producer Butch Vig for the band’s seventh studio album set to begin recording this fall, the BBC reports. This will be the first time Grohl and Vig have worked together since Nirvana’s iconic 1991 album Nevermind.

“There’s something that Butch does that helps a song become a bigger song. At this point I just want to rock,” Grohl said.

The band released a greatest hits CD last fall, featuring two new songs with Vig. You can check out a special White House performance of new track “Wheels” here.

The guys are moving in a new direction after their 2007 album Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace: “To me it’s about switching up the process; we’ve been using pro tools and all that computer stuff the last couple of records,” Grohl said. “We’re putting that stuff in the closet and getting our old tape machines out so that we can just do it like we used to do it.”

Lately, the members of Foo Fighters have been busy with other musical projects. Grohl — along with Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones and Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme — is currently touring Europe as Them Crooked Vultures, behind the supergroup’s SPIN-approved self-titled debut. And the guys say they have more new material in the works!

Drummer Taylor Hawkins is prepping his second album with his Coattail Riders band for an April release. And guitarist Chris Shiflett, meanwhile, recently went solo at SXSW.

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