New Foo Fighters Album Reportedly Recorded in 12 Cities Across the Globe

"Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Seattle are definites," the report reads.

New Foo Fighters Album Reportedly Recorded in 12 Cities Across the Globe
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Foo Fighters' recording method "that nobody has done before" might have been revealed, as the latest report strongly suggests that the band's new album will be recorded at 12 different locations around the planet.

Unveiled via Twitter by Foo Archive, the Billboard scan notes: "Sound cities? You can't keep 'Sound City' producer Dave Grohl away from classic studios. An insider tells Billboard that Grohl is scouting iconic studios in 12 cities to record the next Foo Fighters album. Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Seattle are definites."

The latest official announcement confirmed that the Foo guys have kicked off the recording process. Along with a photo of five master tapes, the group enthusiastically added: "It's f--king on!"

As for the unprecedented way of recording, Grohl told Sopitas last month that the band is "writing it in a way that nobody has done before. It won't be just going into a studio and making a record," he explained.



Which iconic studios do you think the Foos should visit? Let us know in the comments.

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    lemmyisgod97
    That's a bit of an anticlimax to be honest.
    chai123_5
    I want to believe that they are trying to confuse us and they are actually recording the album on the moon or something.
    jhymadesh
    yeah i was hoping for something in outer space. How cool would that have been?
    chai123_5
    I want to believe that they are trying to confuse us and they are actually recording the album on the moon or something.
    svelle
    Wait... How does him scouting studios in 12 different cities lead to the conclusion that they are recording in 12 different studios? Maybe he's just looking for the best studio?
    Samhuinn
    Interesting, and right up their alley! I'm excited to see how this'll inspire them.
    juzza1
    Foos success is born purely from lack of competition I feel. Yeah I said it
    Robijntje
    Is it just me, or is "LP8" a killer name for the next album?
    stereosmiles
    Sunny Day Real Estate kind of did "LP2", but you've have to ask Nate about that, if he can even remember being in a truly great band.
    javdoc
    Would have to imagine there's more to it than this. Zep recorded Zep II in different studios while they toured, and I'm sure others have done the same, so this would not exactly be groundbreaking stuff....
    Jacques Nel
    If he is scouting 12 then it means he is going to pick from those 12. If they said there is a list of 12 then this conclusion can be reached. But how I understand "scouting", it means the list will be trimmed down. Maybe there is more to the "never done before" than this. But it is a good idea though. Each studio must have a different feel and add different atmospheres and feelings to the way they perform in the studio so each song will then have that different "atmosphere" in it.
    qwerty-pop
    "New foo fighters album to be recorded around the world!" ... article lists 4 cities in the U.S. wtf guys
    lucas_eddie
    Sounds cool. If this is true then I recon they'll record one song in each city. Can't wait for the 12 new songs!
    xxdarrenxx
    Steve vai wrote an album with songs based on the style of each countries respective musical style. He did a big tour to perform and record the songs live in their respective countries and made one big live album. Now that's what I call global: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alive_in_an... Did I mention he wrote the songs during the tour itself?
    xwf
    I doubt that this is the "groundbreaking" recording technique, as many artists have done this in the past.
    Everlong729
    Maybe there is something more to it than this.. But even if its just recorded in different cities, it should make each of those songs sound unique
    Astralmoses
    They wouldn't let the word out like this, but it would still be interesting to see how the different cities effected their moods as it portrays through the music.
    PuckMugger
    Ted Nugent did "Intensities In Ten Cities" back in the 80s...which is a very underrated album I might add.
    Gerrball
    ive never heard of doing this in my life holy shit, this seems like it'll be such a unique sounding record. I love the way its gonna be like, im ****ing excited for it now! hes right about no one has 'really' done it before to much or anything, this seems so awesome and big
    R-Dude
    The Dutch band "Blof" did something similar years ago. They visited different countries and recorded a single track in every one, mixing the style of music of that country into their song (and using local musicians). I thought it sounded pretty amazing.So yeah, I'm jealous that these guys get to do stuff like this, but pretty underwhelmed if this is it...
    Gerrball
    ITS GROUND BREAKING BECAUSE Of the Recording equipment they are using, not just going to place to place to record, but the type of recording where is normally digital, but theyre doing it analog and it does sound like it has never been done before, its vaig, but the technique is probably something unique, unlike most artist, and we still dont know what the **** it is yet
    --ESTRANGED--
    yeah analog is really ****ing groundbreaking, nobody's ever done that shit before, they're going to invent the stereo field, invent tape delays, phasing, cut holes in their cabs' speakers to make them growl more. GROUNDBREAKING.
    stereosmiles
    OH WOW THAT'S JUST THE BEST THING EVER! I NEVER EXPECTED IT TO BE SO GROUNDBREAKING, SO COMPLETELY ORIGINAL, SO UTTERLY MINDBLOWINGLY OUT OF THIS WORLD, SO WHOLLY NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE - DAVE GROHL IS A GENIUS! THIS IS TOTALLY DESERVING OF THE ATTENTION IT'S BEEN GIVEN ON HERE! WHY, I MIGHT EVEN START PRAYING TO HIM FOR ANSWERS INSTEAD OF GOOGLE! I AM SO GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE RIGHT NOW. AND A NOVEL RECORDING TECHNIQUE AS WELL! OMG - I COULD DIE HAPPY RIGHT NOW! HEY, DO YOU THINK HE MIGHT COME TO MY CITY NEXT TIME? WHAT DO YOU THINK? POST YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE FORUM BELOW. Twats.
    --ESTRANGED--
    "writing it in a way that nobody has done before, with the inside of a pen shoved down my japs eye, using my tool as a writing tool. It gets better. I can even produce my own correction fluid." Good Day.
    TheGroundZero
    I was really hoping they would record the album live, no studio work at all. Straight off the board. They could pull it off. It would be first that I know of. Not just a live album, but a live album of 100% new music. Just an idea.
    nicholasp248
    He said he's writing it in a different way, not recording it in a different way, this probably isn't the thing he keeps talking about.