Foo Fighters Finish New Album Writing, Hint at 2014 Release

"Next year is going to be big, I can't wait," says frontman Dave Grohl.

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Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters made it official that the band wrapped up their new album writing and is looking to drop the "Wasting Light" follow-up sometime during next year.

As the frontman told XFM, things are only cooking up among the Foos ranks, noting that 2014 will undoubtedly be huge for the rockers.

"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," Grohl said.

The singer/guitarist pointed out that the record will surely be a unique one. "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 said. "It's going to be great, I can't wait."

Drummer Taylor Hawkins previously stated that the five-piece is still warming up to sink their teeth into new material writing, believing that the Foos still haven't delivered 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 record in the band's catalogue, "Wasting Light" saw its release in April 2011 via RCA Records, landing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 235,000 units sold in the US during the first week.

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    greif hammer
    Excellent news!!!! Wasting Light was flawless and I'm sure the next will be too.
    wasting light was in my opinion the foos best album. hoping the next will be as good if not better.
    I haven't like a Foo Fighters song as much as this song since Stacked Actors, Wasted Light was my favorite 2011 album behind Mastodon's The Hunter.
    Jacques Nel
    Honestly, Wasting Light didn't do it for me. Missing the more stripped down music. But guess their not that kind of band.
    missing the more stripped down music? sorry but wasn't Wasting Light recorded in a garage to specifically make it "stripped down". Either way, super pumped for new foos
    The album was recorded on tape, I dont know what else you could ask for in the stripped down department
    Pretty sure he's referring to the arrangements. If an orchestra recorded in a garage with a full ambient metal band would that be stripped down? White Stripes on tape is stripped down, Wasting Light was not. I like Monkey Wrench era Foos best and Them Crooked Vultures the most :o
    it's their hunger to top themselves that keeps them interesting and awesome. I thought that Wasting Light was their best work since Colour and the Shape, but it's always the best part of my day when I just sit down and listen to one of their albums. Can't wait.
    just got out of bed, reading this news and the day is completely great would love to see them live next year...
    at first i wasnt sure of a new album after "echoes..." but after "wasting light" i kind of want to hear the foos a lot more. im sure they will make an awesome album for 2014!
    How're they recording it? On analog tape as Wasting Light?
    Dave said in an interview that they wont do this one on analog.
    I think that they are going to record it in parts. So that they do the drums first and then go off and have a live show or something like that and then comes back to record the rest. For the practicality it's easier to record on a digital recording then evern thou digital has it's negative sides..
    Shifty has said in an interview that he doesn't see why they would go back to recording digitally.
    Wasting Light was their best record in years, not to say Echoes or IYH weren't good. I am extremely excited to hear the new record and to see how they make it!!
    Foo Fighters continue to distinguish themselves from the rest of the mainstream rock acts of today due to the sheer reason that they're pushing themselves to make great music that will stand the test of time, not cookie cutter music that's created with the sole intention to make a quick buck.
    I think they just have more taste. But what you said works too. I personally think the last great thing they did was the acoustic side of In Your Honor. That said, there will always be something interesting to listen to with great tone across the board on a Foo album, even if Grohl's best ideas are behind him. Unreal fun live.
    "Although some people may feel we have, I still think we haven't written our 'Hotel California' or our 'Bohemian Rhapsody' or whatever." Personally its best of you. or my hero. or Everlong.
    Best of You for sure. I can't see me liking a song as much as that one for a long time. The music video was brilliant too.
    Sounds promising, Wasting Light was incredible, and I'm psyched for this next effort!
    Cant wait. I was never really into the Foos, just liked their big songs like Everlong, Best Of You, etc but man Wasting Light was a great album, listened to it a hell of alot.
    Great, just when the Foo's were starting to slip out of the news again, here we are in a new album cycle. I can predict with certainty, a new Foo's article every second day. Just to clarify, psyched about the album, just don't need to hear about it 4 times a week.
    I thought they finished writing ages ago? I'm sure i saw an article saying it was all ready waiting to be recorded?
    Wasting Light was a ****ing cracker, I'm not even a huge fan of them but seriously enjoyed that album. Guess i'll be paying more attention to them now
    It's only monday, I doubt any of the music news the rest of the week will make me more excited than this.
    Foo Fighters remind me of the second Aerosmith (86' & forward) keep putting out the same music/album over & over again with different album/song titles.....
    Wasting Light is also my favourite Foo's album. It will be a hard act to follow. It was definitely their best-sounding even though there are more classic singles on past albums. As for them not writing a "Hotel California" or "Bohemian Rhapsody" yet, I'm choosing not to take that as a literal hint the Foo's will go the 'rock opera' route. I hope not anyway.
    Guess this rule TCV ever getting back together. JPJ is writing his opera for 2014 premiere, Josh wants to have another QoTSA soon and Dave is doing Foos. Plus how long till Jones drops...
    I can't believe those guys haven't got back together. Possibly my favorite album ever. I saw them live and actually checked to see if my ears were bleeding when sweat dropped into them lol I left with my equilibrium ****ed, I was actually dizzy from JPJ and Grohls rhythmic redonkulosity.
    I hope it isn't the same formula rehashed though. I would love for them to release a Kid A
    Dave Grohl doesn't know how to stay in one place does he?... Always working with something new.
    Ever since I saw "Back and Forth" I have been obsessed with Foo Fighters. I am sure the next album will be stellar.
    Last I heard, Dave said he would be finished writing as long as he had hits. Now I can't wait!
    woop woop woop! xD. i cant wait to see how their gonna record this one! xD
    Woah!!!!! So happy to hear the good news!!! Wasting light my favorite FF album.
    this is good because its been so long since we've heard any new music from Dave Grohl