Foo Fighters have 15 songs written for their next record. Dave Grohl & Co. are taking their time to perfect their sound for the album before entering the recording studio.
Drummer Taylor Hawkins told Spinner UK, “In all honesty, Dave’s got 15 or so song ideas that are awesome and we’ve already demoed some of them twice even. But it’s definitely in the fetal stages. We do a lot of demoing, it’s a large process for us. It takes a long time to do it. We don’t just say, ‘OK, let’s go make a record’, and pop in the studio and record it just like that.”
The band’s follow up to 2007’s Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace is due next year, but in the meantime Grohl has been working with supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. Hawkins also has his own side project, The Coattail Riders.
Hawkins added the side projects are good for Foo Fighters—which also includes Chris Shiflett and Nate Mendel—as they mean they are able to get a perspective outside of the group. “All that stuff in the past, it’s proven to be recharging,” he says. “You need everybody to really want to be doing it. Especially Dave, because they’re his songs. If he’s excited—and he appears to be—we’re in great shape. We’ll have a new record in a year.”