Dave Grohl wants to record the next Foo Fighters album in space - to analog tape, of course. But can it technically happen?
Posted on Feb 17, 2012 02:21 pm
Dave Grohl has hinted at Foo Fighter's ambitious new recording plans - and it sounds out of this world.
"We have an idea. It's kind of a really big idea," he told MTV. "[We're going to record it] in space. To tape. An analog moonshot."
Grohl and Foo's producer Butch Vig may have underestimated the technical difficulties in recording to analog in tape. We're not experts, but magnetic field craziness might scupper the plan with all that analog tape.
Still, that won't stop Grohl and other rock stars having their intergalactic ambitions.
Last year, Muse expressed an interest in recording their next video in outer space.
"I'm going to try to convince Richard Branson to let us make a music video or record a song up there," said Matt Bellamy in July, referring to Branson's Virgin Galactic, the first commercial space company. "We gave Branson one of our songs for an airline advert, so we've got our foot in the door."
Meanwhile, Grohl continues to work on his "Sound City" documentary, and revealed how there might also be an album to accompany the film:
"I recorded a lot of songs with a lot of people in the past couple months. There used to be a recording studio called Sound City that was in the San Fernando Valley. Nirvana recorded there in 1991. It was this really beautiful dump in the middle of a warehouse district. A lot of great records were made there.
"Fleetwood Mac made records there; Neil Young made records there. Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Dio, Ratt, Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield, Rage Against The Machine did their first record there, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica... Evel Knievel, Charles Manson recorded there, Barry White, Johnny Cash," he continued. "So I interview them to tell the history of the studio, but then I invite them back to record with me, and we make a record."