Foo Fighters Wrap ‘Cinematic’ Album With Butch Vig

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 07.30.14 in News

Producer Butch Vig confirmed the completion of Foo Fighters’s latest album yesterday, calling it “epic!” and revealing the 23 straight days of mixing it took to finish the thing. An understandable assertion considering it was tracked in eight different studios for an upcoming HBO show called Sonic Highways. Confirmed guests from those sessions include members of Cheap Trick (Rick Nielsen), Eagles (Joe Walsh) and quite possibly the Butthole Surfers (Gibby Haynes) and Public Enemy (Chuck D).

“You’ll recognize Foo Fighters in this record,” frontman Dave Grohl told The Hollywood Reporter a few months back, “but you’ll also be surprised by us. We’re doing things that we’ve never done before. And I want to say that it’s only eight songs but I think it might be our longest record because, as I was writing these songs, I had to take a cinematic approach … We really had to step up what we do. The music is a progression or an evolution for sure, but it’s a Foo Fighters record.”

According to Consequence of Sound, the as-yet-untitled effort is due out in November via RCA and the band’s Roswell Records imprint. Check out the trailer for the band’s premium cable debut below…