producer and Garbage
co-founder Butch Vig
revealed he'll be working with Foo Fighters
on their upcoming eighth studio record.
Vig was at the helm of production on the latest Foos effort "Wasting Light
" and worked with frontman Dave Grohl
on several Sound City tunes.
"In working with Foo's today,"
Butch tweeted. "F--k, there are some killer new songs! I'm psyched!"
As for the record itself, Grohl recently confirmed
that the group will hit the studio in early 2014 and hopefully have the album wrapped up and released within the same year.
"We have been in our studio writing and in the past few weeks we've written an album and we are going to make this album in a way that no-one's ever done before and we're pretty excited about it,"
the frontman told XFM
"It's a little ways off - it's not ready to happen right now but I think next year is going to be a really big year for the Foo Fighters without question,"
he further explained. "It's going to be great, I can't wait."
Drummer Taylor Hawkins also shared his excitement about upcoming recording sessions, underlining that the Foos are yet to deliver their greatest hit.
"Dave has his brain working overtime, like usual, and he's got a lot of great ideas, both musically and conceptually,"
he told Billboard
. "Although some people may feel we have, I still think we haven't written our 'Hotel California' or our 'Bohemian Rhapsody' or whatever."
As the seventh Foo Fighters record, "Wasting Light" dropped in April 2011 via RCA Records, scoring a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart with 235,000 units sold in the US during the first week.