Foo Fighters Album Update: 'We're Playing Better Than We've Ever Played'

Band "in the middle" of recording sessions, hoping to have the album out by end of 2014.

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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins shared a fresh update regarding the band's upcoming studio album, confirming that the group is tighter than ever at the moment.

Chatting with Detroit's 101 WRIF-FM, Taylor didn't want to reveal too much, saying, "We're not done yet. We're still kind of in the middle of a project, and I can't really discuss what it is. I don't know what you heard or whatever, and I just want to be safe. Whatever you've heard, OK. I'm trying to keep it kind of mellow."

But the drummer didn't end it there, adding (via Loudwire), "The only thing I can tell, you, and this is the God's honest truth, is that we as a band more so than ever can walk into a studio and record a song anyway we want, as quick as we want, to the best of our ability, and that’s a development ... As a band we're playing better than we've ever played. I just know it. I can feel it. I can hear it, and that's the most important thing and it's awesome."

As previously reported, producer Butch Vig expressed hope to have the record done production-wise by the end of June. In the new interview, Taylor noted that the album will hopefully be out by the end of the year, making the two time schedules seemingly fit in.

If you're looking for some fresh music from the Foo Fighters camp, you might want to check out Hawkins' new project Birds of Satan. The trio recently premiered their new track "Thanks for the Line," more info here.

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    I imagine that it will have the hard rock sound and rawness Wasting Light plus the intricate playing that was in Echoes Silence Patience and Grace
    I do too. And for some reason, I feel as if there might be some more progressive Rope-type of material on the album too.
    Represent. 101.1 WRIF Detroit. I'm hoping to hear a proper follow up to Wasting Light but as the previous comments say, maybe a tad more progressive. If that's the case, I think this album could be the one that puts the Foo Fighters over the top in terms of respect from the musician crowds.
    I love the Foos, but I'm getting tired of all these empty articles on UG that offer no info whatsover on the record.
    Yeah, I didn't really feel that this was an update. It didn't give any new info.
    How is it possible to Sound better that you allready do Dave!?
    I'm dying to hear a demo already. Even like a 30-second instrumental clip would do. Anything for a taste of the new album.
    They say this sort of thing every time they are working on a new album.
    I like the way Jack White releases albums. There's pretty much no hype whatsoever. All you get is "albums done, here's the release date and a single, enjoy"