Dave Grohl on recording another album in eight different cities: ‘I’m never doing it again!’

Foo Fighters frontman says he believes that England could inspire another 'Sonic Highways' style album

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has said that he believes a band could record an album in the same way they made new record ‘Sonic Highways’ in Britain but added that he will never revisit the method.


Speaking to NME for a major feature in this week’s issue, which is currently on newsstands and available digitally now, Grohl said the band’s method of recording eight songs in eight different cities, using each location to inspire the music and filming the process for a TV series, could easily work around the world – although for different musicians.

“I’m never fucking doing it again!” he says. “But I can imagine there are bands from countries all over the world that could do the same thing. England’s a great example of another country where each city has regional relevance. I think that every country could have its own Sonic Highways series. England could definitely have it.”

Foo Fighters release new album ‘Sonic Highways’ tomorrow (November 10). As previously revealed to NME, Eagles’ Joe Walsh, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen are among the guests who feature on the record.

Foo Fighters are the current favourites to headline next year’s Glastonbury after Grohl himself told NME that he is interested in the slot. Fleetwood Mac remain among the list of potential headliners despite Mick Fleetwood stating outright that the band will definitely not be performing at next year’s festival.

“There’s a real gamble on for Foo Fighters to play at Glastonbury, but at this stage it looks like a combination of hopeful fans and those following the rumour-mill. Perhaps given the weight of money we’ve seen, there may be some truth in the rumours,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke yesterday (November 7) in a statement.

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 is 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.