Dave Grohl has confirmed that the Foo Fighters have completed their 10th studio album.
The alt-rock veteran sat down to discuss inspiration, music, tour life, and everything in between on an episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast released Wednesday morning.
The Foo Fighters are celebrating the 25th-anniversary of their debut self-titled album with the completion of their 10th studio album in 2020. “We just finished making a record,” Grohl said to Bill Simmons. “Some of those songs, the best ones happen in 45 minutes. Then there’s other songs—there’s a riff on the new record I’ve been working on for 25 years,” he continued. “The first time I demoed it was in my basement in Seattle.”
Grohl refrained from giving a release date, or even a release window. Given the landmark anniversary, however, it’s likely that the album will be released at some point this year.
The Foo Fighters’ guitarist and vocalist also discussed a bevy of other topics throughout the interview. He took the time to comment on the band’s struggles in 2001 when they were on the brink of breaking up because of his involvement with Queens of the Stone Age as well as his children’s interest in music.
Furthermore, Grohl detailed his latest project, a new documentary about bands who have toured in a van. “I’ve interviewed everybody,” he said. “The Beatles toured in a van, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, U2, everybody has had a van.” The movie will focus on why musicians choose to “give up everything, quit their job, leave everything behind, just to chase this dream.”
Listen to the full interview below. Grohl joins in at the 48:14 minute mark.
The Bill Simmons Podcast w/Dave Grohl
[Audio: The Bill Simmons Podcast]
The Foo Fighters have a few dates scheduled stateside before they head to Europe, including appearances at Something In The Water Festival (4/20-4/26), New Orleans Jazz Fest (4/26), and Boston Calling (5/22-5/24). Visit their official website for tickets and more information.