Foo Fighters have been announced as the musical guest for this coming episode of Saturday Night Live. The Dave Grohl-lead group will perform on November 7th alongside host Dave Chappelle.
Additionally, the band has been leaving a trail of breadcrumbs for their tenth album. These clues have included the band’s logo beside an X (symbolic of their tenth album) projected on the sides of buildings along with a graphic of a coffin on fire. The X iconography has also been seen on Spotify, and the band has ramped up regular bi-weekly email blasts that look back on their previous nine albums.
Foo Fighters have not put out a new record since 2017’s Concrete and Gold. Earlier this year, however, Grohl told MOJO in an interview that the band had recorded a new album. However, the material on the album took a backseat during the interview, as Grohl insisted that the 1940s-era Encino, CA house the band recorded in was haunted.
“When we walked into the house in Encino, I knew the vibes were definitely off but the sound was f*cking on,” Grohl said. “We started working there and it wasn’t long before things started happening. We would come back to the studio the next day and all of the guitars would be detuned.”
At any rate, these recordings took place before the global COVID-19 pandemic put an end to live music for the foreseeable future. Foo Fighters were set to hit the road on a 25th anniversary Van Tour, that would see the alt-rockers play they same cities they traveled to on their first tour a quarter of a century ago. It’s likely that this new album would have been unveiled for this tour, and the songs put in heavy rotation.
Despite the postponement of that tour, and the indefinite delay of the album, there appear to be some concrete signs pointing to new music from the Foo Fighters which could very well see a debut this weekend on Saturday Night Live.
[H/T Consequence of Sound]