Dave Grohl Says Next Foo Fighters Album Is Finished

Dave Grohl has confirmed that the next Foo Fighters record is finished. The rocker revealed the news during his appearance on The Bill Simmons Podcast.

“We just finished making a record. Some of those songs, the best ones happen in 45 minutes. Then there’s other songs — there’s a riff on the new record I’ve been working on for 25 years. The first time I demoed it was in my basement in Seattle.”

He didn’t elaborate on when to expect the record, which would be their follow up to 2017’s Concrete and Gold.

Grohl also revealed he is working on a new documentary about van touring. “I’ve interviewed everybody… The Beatles toured in a van, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, U2, everybody has had a van. There’s something about that time, you wear it like a badge.”

“The movie isn’t so much about really awesome van tour andecdotes, it’s more about the drive to do it,” Grohl continued. “Why would anyone give up everything, quit their job, leave everything behind, just to chase this dream with no guarantee you’re ever going to make it? And you starve, you bleed, you’re sick, you’re pissed, you get taken to jail and in fights, but you always make it to the next gig. Everyone has the same story, and it’s absolutely the key to success.”

Grohl’s first documentary, Sound City, was released in 2013. He followed this with the HBO series Sonic Highways in 2014.

Listen to the interview below starting at the 48-minute.

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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