FOO FIGHTERS FINISH NEW ALBUM, LAUNCH VIDEO CONTEST
Foo Fighters finished work on their seventh studio album on Monday evening (January 3rd), according to a post at the band’s Twitter account that said, “Ladies and gentlemen, we are officially done.” The post was accompanied by a picture of the band in the studio about to pour a bottle of champagne. The yet-to-be-titled album, which frontman Dave Grohl described to the BBC as “massive,” was recorded in Grohl’s garage and will be released sometime this spring, with a single possibly surfacing in late February.
The band previewed several tracks from the disc at a secret show in Los Angeles late last month.
That gig also served as a semi-reunion of the last touring lineup of Nirvana, with that band’s bassist Krist Novoselic showing up to play a few numbers. Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear was also in Nirvana before the band’s demise in 1994.
Novoselic also appears on the new Foo Fighters record, on a track called “I Should Have Known.”
Meanwhile, the Foos have launched a contest, called “This Video Sucks,” in which the band will give 11 fans the chance to direct a clip for each song on the record.
In a video announcing the contest, Grohl says, “I had this idea that, instead of going and spending a ton of money on one video, made by a director who’s done it a trillion times, why not split up the cash and give it to the fans and let the fans make 11 different videos for the band.”
The contest entry deadline is January 31st and winners will be announced on February 23rd.