Pink Floyd's 'The Endless River' sold 92,000 copies in its first three days on sale this week
The British band are on course for the top spot in this week’s run down with Official Chart Company data showing that their album ‘The Endless River’ has sold 92,000 copies so far this week, making it one of the fastest-selling albums of the year so far and far ahead of Foo Fighters’ new record, ‘Sonic Highways’.
Grohl took the second spot in his stride during a discussion with the media in London on Wednesday (November 12) that NME attended, saying he has no regrets about releasing an album in the same week as Pink Floyd.
“Do I regret the last two years of my life? No!” he said. “I mean if we’re going to take a Number Two to anybody, I’ll take it to Pink Floyd you know what I mean? I imagine that it could be worse. I mean at this point you have to imagine we’re not really that concerned about that sorta thing cause we got what we got and its really great, we get to make records and then we go out and play big shows, then go home and come back and do it all again so I don’t have too many complaints in life. It could be a lot fucking worse.”
Grohl continued: “It’s the kind of thing we don’t really pay attention to cause were too busy in our fucked up little world. I mean the most important thing to me is that people come and see the band play cause that’s where I think we’re at our best and we go out and play for three fucking hours and take people’s faces off its like you walk away from that like ‘Oh, that’s why I’m in a band.’ That’s why we do it.”
Foo Fighters recently announced plans for a 2015 tour of the UK, set to take place in May and June of next year, with a open window to appear at Worthy Farm for Glastonbury, which will take place June 24-28, 2015. They will play Sunderland Stadium Of Light on May 25, Manchester Emirates Old Trafford on May 27, London’s Wembley Stadium on June 19 and 20 and Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium on June 23. Tickets go on pre-sale November 19 and on general sale at 10am on November 21.
Meanwhile, drummer Taylor Hawkins has revealed that he thinks new album ‘Sonic Highways’ is as close to being perfect as the band could have possibly made it.
Speaking to NME about the album, which was released on November 10, in the video below, Hawkins says: “We like the way our band sounds, naturally. I want drums to sound like drums, as opposed to a drum machine. We kept it as humanly perfect as possible but nothing more. It’s as perfect as we can be, which is not perfect.”
See below to watch now.