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Foo Fighters confirm new LP, a love-note to USA’s musical locales

By | Published on Monday 19 May 2014

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Shouts out to the Foo Fighters, you guys, for boldly announcing what’s to be their eighth LP. Billed as a “love letter to the history of American music”, the still-untitled, Butch Vig-produced disc was made in eight parts, over eight stop-offs in eight iconic US studios.

Footage from Dave Grohl and co’s States-wide trip, which was filmed from start to finish, will air on TV via its own HBO show. Each episode in the series will centre on one song off the LP, highlighting a different city’s “regional identity”.

Whilst visiting Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington DC, the band paid homage to, talked to and (in the cases of The Eagles’ Joe Walsh, Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye and Heart’s Nancy Wilson) collaborated with their favourite local artists.

Grohl, who’s done the documentary thing before of course with ‘Sound City’, took to writing the lyrics for this project “in an unprecedented experimental style”.

The Foos chorus in unison: “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”.