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Foo Fighters’ New Album Written, To Be Recorded in 2014

Dave Grohl hints at unusual approach to making the album

For a guy whose band has been on hiatus, Dave Grohl has had a very busy year, what with releasing his acclaimed documentary Sound City (complete with its own all-star band and tour), reuniting Nirvana bandmates along with Paul McCartney onstage, being a keynote speaker for SXSW, and so on and so forth.

But apparently, Foo Fighters fans won’t have to wait too much longer for new music. Guitarist Chris Shiflett recently told Rolling Stone that the band’s hiatus has been cut short, and they are getting ready to record in early 2014. Grohl himself told XFM that the material for the new album has been written, going on to say, “We are going to make this album in a way that no one’s ever done before and we’re pretty excited about it.”

Details as to what “no one’s ever done before” remain sketchy, but in various interviews in recent days, other members of the band have dropped similar hints that they are taking an unusual approach to making the new record. The band took a deliberately conventional approach to their previous album Wasting Light, recording completely in analog using the console Grohl purchased from the now-defunct Sound City Studios, the recording studio featured in his documentary.

“It’s a little ways off,” Grohl told XFM. “It’s not ready to happen right now, but I think next year is going to be a really big year for the Foo Fighters without question.”

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Tim Ferrar's interest in pop and rock started as a child, listening to Top-40 radio for hours on end while playing air guitar in his bedroom. Eventually air guitar led to electric guitar, and Tim began playing in bands and writing his own songs. With an admitted weakness for "a great hook or a great guitar riff," Tim's musical tastes are broad and varied, ranging from Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga on the pop side to Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters on the rock side- making him the ideal guy to cover our Rock and Pop categories. By day, Tim is a mild-mannered accountant in Chicago. By night, he rocks out on electric guitar in a cover band in various clubs around town- much to the surprise of some of his clients.

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