Say what you will about the Foo Fighters, but I happen to like ‘em. No, they’re not a metal band. At all. But metalheads — I think — can and should appreciate the Foo Fighters, if only because of Dave Grohl and his old school punk and hardcore roots, playing in Scream. And he did do that Probot album with all of metal’s heaviest hitters. And he is in Them Crooked Vultures, so I think Dave’s earned our respect.
According to reports, Dave will reunite with the only other surviving member of Nirvana, bassist and politico Krist Novoselic, on the next Foo Fighters LP, which is being produced by Butch Vig — the same dude who produced Nirvana’s Nevermind. The two dudes haven’t recorded together since 1993, when they recorded the final Nirvana song “You Know You’re Right.” According to Grohl, the new Foo will be the band’s heaviest. See? That’s also rather metal of him to say.
The band’s even recording it in the garage of Dave’s mansion. “Each song is full on, the whole record is full on. In the 14 songs, there’s not one acoustic guitar, there’s not even one in the house.” Grohl called the sessions “totally old school” and that “this whole project has been really cool. I haven’t made a record with Butch for 20 years.”
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