Somehow, between making his Sound City documentary, directing a music video for Soundgarden, guest hosting Chelsea Lately, touring with the Sound City Players, and appearing on comedy podcasts, Dave Grohl has found time to start writing the next Foo Fighters record.
During a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on February 8, the 44-year-old charmer confirmed that he and his fellow Foos are at work on the follow-up to 2011’s Wasting Light. Responding to a fan who asked, “Are you guys on hiatus or are you planning on recording another album any time soon?”, the ex-Nirvana drummer wrote, “like [guitarist] pat smear says… we’re not on hiatus… we’re on ‘i hate us’ and yes, we are already writing the new record.”
Grohl has been pestered by rumors that the Foo Fighters have broken up since last October. To ease the panic of vintage alt-rock apologists everywhere, the ex-Nirvana drummer penned an open letter to fans clearing up the confusion. “I can’t give up this band,” Grohl wrote. “And I never will. Because it’s not just a band to me. It’s my life. It’s my family. It’s my world.”
So there you have it — the Foo Fighters haven’t broken up, and they’re actually working on their eighth full-length. As the NME pointed out, Grohl wrote in last week’s Reddit AMA that “loud ass guitars, loud ass drums, and screaming ass vocals” aren’t going anywhere. In fact, Grohl’s Sound City Players LP, Sound City — Real to Reel (one of 50 Albums You Gotta Hear this year) is out on March 12. Anyone interested in the documentary that inspired the record, can download the film here.