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.