Dave Grohl Announces 'Badass' Foos Record: 'We're Doing Something Nobody Knows About'

"We begin recording soon," the frontman adds.

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Foo Fighters mainman Dave Grohl briefly addressed the progress band's been making on their new studio effort, confirming unpredictable approach and "bada-s" vibe. Chatting with Rolling Stone at the American Music Awards, Grohl commented: "It's badass. We're doing something that nobody knows about, it's f--king rad. We begin recording soon, but we're doing it in a way that no one's done before and we're writing the album in a way that I don't think has been done before." Dave also discussed producing the Zac Brown Band, calling the group "unbelievable" and praising their natural raw sound. "The funny thing is that I met Zac Brown at a clothing store before the last Grammys and we swapped numbers," Grohl kicked off. "A couple of weeks later he asked me if I would produce the next record. I'd never heard him before and I said, 'Yes.' Then a couple of weeks later he said, Will you play with me on the Country Music Awards?' "And I'd still never heard him and I said, 'Yes,'" the musician continued. "So the first time I ever heard Zac was when I hit record in Nashville and said, 'Okay, we're rolling.' I'd never heard one note of his music. They're unbelievable. The band is so good they can be tracked live, we didn't f--k with computers, we tracked live, four-part harmonies around one microphone." As the Foos' latest studio effort, "Wasting Light" was released in April 2011 via RCA Records.

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    Manetmusic
    I'm thinking dethklok here
    Kreuger
    Yes. They're recording it underwater! lol Also 4 part harmonies? Hm. Wonder if this band is worth checking out. I can't stand country these days though.
    ARom22
    They're excellent. I'm not a fan of modern country either (except for Brad Paisley for his guitar work and Keith Urban who's really more rock or pop than country anyway) but the Zac Brown Band is exceptionally tight and they're a great group of musicians. Dave knows what he's talking about with these guys
    TheSound606
    No, not in the ocean. Inside the ocean. in the heaviest, deepest, most brutal part. THE MARIANA TRENCH!
    breakinslash
    Badass is censored in the beginning of the article but written completely in the freaking title and later in the article. Oh, UG
    Dannym95
    Every Foos album is a badass album, and we already knew they were working on a new album, so it hasn't really been announced .
    Sleaze Disease
    I hope he doesn't consider everybody singing harmonies around one mic to be something "no one's done before", because that's how it used to be done back in the day.
    Waylor
    Put the foos album on hold for a year & do another TCV album already.... JPJ won't live forever!
    grizzzzly_adams
    TCV was a shit ton better than I thought it would be.. Idk why I had such low expectations.. I guess supergroups just generally fall short?
    robkolbe
    Normally when a band says that they're doing something "badass" or "never been done before" I don't believe it. When Dave says something will be badass, IT WILL BE BADASS. I'm stoked for some new Foos.
    grizzzzly_adams
    Recently watched a documentary about the Foo Fighters.. I always assumed they were a band that things just worked easily for. I was wrong. I have a lot of respect for them even though I don't love 'all' their music. I'm excited for this.
    conor.bailey.3
    About a month after Wasting Light was released, they said they want to be the first band to record in space. Few months after that, Muse said they want to be the first band to play a gig in space. These ideas are quite far fetched but I think would be possible, one day, but not anytime soon.
    pokagbamo
    Has anybody else noticed that all of the people on facebook just say constant negative things about every single article here, while the people on the actual website are sensible and...Y'know, not retarded? Thanks people on the website.
    phds
    "while the people on the actual website are sensible and...Y'know, not retarded? Thanks people on the website." Hahaha you must be new here. People are not saying anything bad on this article because most of the users around here worship Foo Fighters/Dave Grohl.
    biff022
    Sorry Dave.... Zack Brown blows.
    Everlong729
    Not really, I hate country but have to agree that zac brown band sound pretty good. Their performance with Dave Grohl was awesome
    biff022
    They do have a nice professional sound, but their songs are the standard mainstream country tripe that is best suited for drunk sorority girls from the south.
    dewitt
    Regardless of the quality of their material (which I'd say some is pretty good and some is pretty bad), they're a great band and they put on a dam good show. Every single person in the band is great at their job, which is a lot more than you can say about a lot of bands these days.
    biff022
    Like your post... I disagree with one thing. Can't have a good show with bad songs... BUT that's me nitpicking. I have a problem with the slick sounding mainstream country stuff... it's become so standardized... much like the Foos.
    azrael667
    I can't wait for everyone to be disappointed by the new album. The hype is unbelievable, there's no way this album can live up to it.
    stereosmiles
    Come on, the last "badass" thing the Foo Fighters did was the very first record. Everything since then has been pop rock. That is not a badass genre, and some shouted vocals, distortion, or double-time tempo isn't going to change that. A songwriting and recording method that has never been done before? This I must see/hear. Or could it be Dave Grohl promoting himself by saying literally anything again? And lo, he's namedropped yet another artist.
    Salvo416
    "It's badass. We're doing something that nobody knows about, it's f--king rad. We begin recording soon, but we're doing it in a way that no one's done before and we're writing the album in a way that I don't think has been done before." My verdict is that they are writing in space and getting their lyrics from the language of aliens.
    lukewrguitarfan
    Dave is like that guy where, no matter what he's doing, be t Vultures, Foos or playing on a Qotsa record you're excited !
    cardbox
    I'm finding it quite hard to think of a way an album hasn't been made. But I bet Dave has it all sorted out. Total legend.