Following recent rumours that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl could be set to go solo, producer Butch Vig has hinted that the singer is indeed working on new music but that it won’t be under the Foos name.
In a new interview, Vig told The Daily Beast that he and Grohl were planning on meeting up later this year to work on new songs Grohl had been writing, but said there were “no plans for more Foos”. The band had previously suggested that they would embark on a hiatus.
“I just met with Dave and he’s been writing some songs, but there are no plans for more Foos,” Vig said. “I know he talked about another ‘Sonic Highways’, but nothing’s come to fruition yet.”
“But did you see the [hiatus announcement] clip online? You gotta go check it out. It’s Dave Grohl’s new solo record. He released a little video, and it’s… it’s funny.”
Vig continued: “But hopefully I’ll be in the studio again in the fall. If I’m back in with the Foo Fighters again, that… I don’t really know.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Vig also spoke about making ‘Nevermind’ with Nirvana and what Grohl brought to the band. “Dave was a breath of fresh air because he had this goofy sense of humor. He was so young,” he said.
“He brought this great energy, sang a lot of the background vocals, and had this great voice. There really was no tension at all between Dave and Kurt [Cobain]. All we had to do was capture when Kurt was focused and there 100 percent.”