Reports are rife that Foo Fighters are set to release their new studio album this autumn.
The as yet untitled follow up to 2011’s Wasting Light will be released through Roswell/RCA to coincide with the airing of an HBO documentary series detailing the making of the record.
The series follows director and Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl through eight legendary recording studios in eight different cities, with the band recording songs in each location.
A press release about the series states: “One song was recorded in each city, every song featuring local legends sitting in, and every lyric written in an unprecedented experimental style: Dave held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so as to be inspired by the experiences, interviews and personalities that became part of the process.
“Each episode delves into the singular regional identity of each city – how each region shaped these musicians in their formative years, and in turn the impact those people had on the cultural fabric of their hometowns – ultimately celebrating their common bond: Every artist that appears in the show, regardless of genre or locale, started as an average kid with the universal dreams of making music and making it big.”
Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming said: “Dave’s heartfelt passion for this project is contagious and his talent as a musician and filmmaker is undeniable. We are excited to go on this journey with him and the Foo Fighters for this insider’s look at how regional music inspired them to create their own new music.”
Watch this space for further news.