Foo Fighters finish work on ‘epic’ new album

Producer Butch Vig has confirmed that the Foo Fighters have wrapped work on their new album.

Vig, who is producing the album with front man Dave Grohl and has worked with Nirvana on Nevermind in 1991, tweeted late Tuesday (July 29th) night that mixing has wrapped on the project after 23 days.

“We are officially done with the new Foo Fighters album. 23 straight days mixing! IT’S EPIC!!!

The new album, recorded in eight different studios in eight different cities across America, is slated to drop later this fall around the time HBO airs the mini series, Sonic Highways, documenting the recording process of the album, in October. Grohl is at the helm of the project, which is considered the follow up from 2013’s Sound City documentary.

Directed by Grohl, each one-hour episode is devoted to a different American musical landmark, chronicling the history, cultural environment and people that define each city’s unique musical identity. With episodes set in (in alphabetical order) Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C., Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways features appearances from local legends who have become the musical and cultural ambassadors of those cities, including Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Dolly Parton, Rick Nielsen, Bad Brains, Chuck D, Gibby Haynes, Allen Toussaint and Gary Clark, Jr., among others.

For the album and series, Grohl and bandmates Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, along with Vig, based themselves at a legendary studio integral to the unique history and character of each of these great American musical capitals. One song was recorded in each city, with Grohl, the band and the Sonic Highways crew delving deep into the local musical currents, discovering how each region shaped these musicians in their formative years, and showing in turn the impact those people had on the cultural fabric of their hometowns.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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