Producer Butch Vig confirms the band have wrapped up latest record
Butch Vig has confirmed that Foo Fighters have finished work on their new album.
The producer, who worked with Dave Grohl on Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ and is also a member of Garbage, tweeted earlier today (July 30) to reveal the news. “We are officially done with the new Foo Fighters album. 23 straight days mixing! IT’S EPIC!!!” Vig tweeted.
The new album was recorded in eight different studios in eight states across America. It will be accompanied by mini series Sonic Highways, broadcast on HBO, which will document the recording progress. Dave Grohl will operate as director on the project, following his Sound City documentary of 2013.
We are officially done with the new Foo Fighters album.
23 straight days mixing!
— Butch Vig (@butchvig) July 30, 2014
Meanwhile, Foo Fighters are to return to the UK stage at the closing concert for the Invictus Games in September.
The event takes place at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on September 14, and sees Dave Grohl and co top a line-up including Kaiser Chiefs, Ellie Goulding, Ryan Adams, The Vamps, Rizzle Kicks, James Blunt, Diversity and Military Wives Choirs. The 26,000-capacity outdoor concert will take place on the south lawn of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 5pm to 10pm and highlights will be broadcast by the BBC.