Foo Fighters Confirm Working on New Album: 'We Still Haven't Written Our 'Bohemian Rhapsody''

Dave Grohl's brain working overtime on the new Foos record, says drummer Taylor Hawkins.

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According to drummer Taylor Hawkins, the new Foo Fighters record is well under way, as frontman Dave Grohl is working hard in the overtime mode.

The stickman pointed out that the band still has an itch to write hit singles, saying that he doesn't think the Foo Fighters have yet released their ultimate biggest hit.

"We're getting started," Hawkins told Billboard. "We're getting our ideas together. Dave has his brain working overtime, like usual, and he's got a lot of great ideas, both musically and conceptually - none that I can speak of at this moment, but it's gonna be great. It's gonna be cool."

When asked on whether the heat is on among the Foos ranks to make the new album as much as a hit record as its predecessors, the drummer commented: "Absolutely. You always want every one of them to be the best one you've ever done, and you always think you haven't done your best one."

He continued, saying, "Although some people may feel we have, I still think we haven't written our 'Hotel California' or our 'Bohemian Rhapsody' or whatever. You should always be a little scared ... Every time you start a record, you have to be, like, ready to f--kin' kill yourself or it's not gonna be any good."

During this year's SXSW Festival, Grohl revealed he has "a crazy idea" on how he wants to make the new album. "It won't be a conventional record," the frontman said.

Initial reports of the new Foo Fighters record dropped as early as late February, with Grohl announcing "really awesome, big plans for the next album."

The latest Foo Fighters studio effort, "Wasting Light," saw its release during April 2011 as the seventh record in the group's opus. With 235,000 units shipped in the US within the first week, it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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    Denjario
    FRESH POTS!!!!
    Spaztikko
    Aww Yiss
    Sewage Rat
    could someone explain to me why everyone jizz's their pants when they hear anything about Foo Fighters or Dave Grohl?...I just really don't see what the fuss is all about
    niv0070
    Bismillah! no we will not let him Troll !!!
    Epi g-310
    Let me Troooooll!
    ehbacon
    I'm just a poor boy nobody loves me
    AcdcTXfan
    I love the Foo Fighters, but I do agree Dave gets a f-ck ton of attention on here. Personally I don't care for Them Crooked Vultures or Sound City or anything. All I want is to see the Foo Fighters in concert.
    johanaw91
    It's gonna be difficult to top Wasting Light, but knowing Foo's, they will pull it off.
    Tag43
    I agree, Wasting Light was great, even better than The Colour and the Shape, but I really can't wait to see what they do for the next record.
    D4CE
    Hmm, very interested in this line: "It won't be a conventional record"
    MG777
    It's not a conventional record... Its a collaboration with Lou Reed!!!!
    takenthecannoli
    The UG Facebook page is full of "and you never will" comments - nice to see the actual site users don't have that attitude. Excited either way.
    RobNovAr
    Its Foo Fighters, If they say they are gonna top Nevermind sales Ill believe it
    solidrevolver19
    And since it's 2013 where pop and hip-hop is dominating music and is hard for a rock album to at least go gold or platinum, I doubt they would have diamond certified album like Nevermind.
    67_67
    I hope it's better than Wasting Light, I thought that album was a little below par. Not terrible, but they're capable of better.
    RobNovAr
    Agree, Wssting Light is a great record but Dave has done better than that, for TCATS will always be my favorite record, almost a rock opera in a way
    xstatic44
    This is a great point. Start to finish TCATS really tells a story and is the closest to a concept album he's done. Plus he simply at his angriest and most aggressive. Hard to top that.