Foo Fighters Announce New Album Producer

Band once again joins forces with Nirvana producer and Garbage co-founder Butch Vig.

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Nirvana 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.

In working with Foo's today. F**k, there are some KILLER new songs! I'm psyched!

Butch Vig (@butchvig) August 24, 2013

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    Looking at the title, I thought they hired a 'new' producer, and Butch was the 'old' one. I'm glad they're still working with him!
    seriously like the best producer of the 90's all it takes is a listen to Smashing Pumpkins first two albums, the production on them is near perfect.
    "on their upcoming eight studio record". If only the mistake was the 's' missing after record and not the 'h' missing after eight...
    Me gusta
    Spanish for "I like" people. Me gusta demasiado ("I like too").
    'I like too'? That's butchered English right there! Me gusta demasiado is more like: "I like it too much"
    The closest thing they've gotten to a "ohemian Rhapsody" is "The Pretender". Awesome production on that song!
    "Foo Fighters Announce New Album Producer" Seriously who is the layout editor around here
    These guys need a break, they just released an album
    I mean...that was 2011, it's 2013 and they are writing it. They are going to record it in 2014, that's more than enough time. Not to mention how some bands have released many great albums in a "short" amount of time.
    Didn't they just go into hiatus? Anyways, great news. I don't think there are a lot of people who don't like the Foo Fighters and Butch Vig.
    A new producer, or is their new album titled "Producer" ? Vig had worked with the Foos for ages now!
    Butch is like a sixth Foo to me. When he came in, everything clicked like it had never clicked before, and Wasting Light became one of my favorite albums of all time. Fuck yeah, he's back for more!
    They're gonna record it in SPACE. IMAGINE that.. no but really imagine if they recorded it in a cathedral or the Vatican or something.. ANYWAYs its gonna be a great record none-the-less. I'm beyond thrilled!