Foo Fighters have teased the prospect of playing new music during their headline sets at Reading & Leeds festival this weekend – with Grohl admitting that there is one potential song “that would fucking destroy”
As the rock giants prepare to top the bill for the fourth time, Dave Grohl says it’s entirely possible that they may have new music to unveil.
When asked if new material could in the offing, Grohl told NME: “There’s always something. I’m constantly writing but not always seriously, then at some point they become a little more formed. When I feel like they’re ready, that’s when I bring them to the band.
“We’re not that far along in any kind of official process, but there’s always something. It’s happened before where we’ve written a song that afternoon and performed it. Never say never. There is one new song that would fucking destroy and I would love people to hear it. It’s written for a live performance, so we’ll see. I don’t know.”
Grohl also opened up on what they’re planning to make their seventh Reading appearance a special occasion.
“At this point in our lifespan, there’s so much that we could do. We could bust out the same set that we played in 1995,” he said.
“We could come out on stage with new songs. We could come out on stage and do a chronological history of the band, in reverse. It’s just a matter of figuring out how to do it. That’s usually something that we figure out on the afternoon of the show.”
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This comes after fans were asked to suggest songs for the upcoming shows. Drummer Taylor Hawkins has also suggested that it could feature “a lot” of their first album.
“I wouldn’t mind playing ‘Aurora’, I love playing that,” he told Rock Sound, referencing a track from 1999’s ‘There Is Nothing Left To Lose’. He then continued: “I wouldn’t mind playing anything off the first record. Before I was in the band.
“We generally like to play hit songs because we like people to sing along. There’s always the 10,000 people that want us to play the odd numbers – basically the songs that are fan favourites.”
The interview also saw Grohl respond to the rumours that he’s appearing on the new Queens Of The Stone Age album.
Foo Fighters headline Leeds Festival on Friday August 23, and Reading Festival on Sunday August 25.