Foo Fighters’ Bowie-Inspired New LP Delayed, And Other News

Dave Grohl shares some news about the next Foo Fighters album and his thoughts about Post Malone covering Nirvana.

I came across multiple interesting Foo Fighters stories this morning, so I thought I’d collect them all in one convenient place for ya.

That’s an interesting thought for a heavy rock band, right? During a Mother’s Day interview with his mom, Virginia Grohl, Dave described the new album:

“It’s filled with anthemic, huge, sing-along rock songs. It’s kind of like a dance record, but not an EDM, disco, modern dance record. It’s got groove,” Grohl explained. “To me, it’s our David Bowie’s Let’s Dance record. That’s what we wanted to make, we wanted to make this really up, fun record.”

Dave recently recalled the time David Bowie told him to f— off; so knowing that he’s been in a Bowie frame of mind this all kind of makes sense. And before you freak out about the idea of a super-poppy Foo Fighters album, rock records CAN be dance-friendly. All depends on tempo. Also, another reason for the interview was to discuss Virginia Grohl’s book From Cradle To Stage where she interviews other moms of rock stars. The mother/son duo are working on adapting the book into a docu-series – an art form at which Dave Grohl has proven quite adept (remember Sonic Highways?).

During that same Mother’s Day interview, Dave praised Post Malone, Travis Barker, and Posty’s livestreamed Nirvana tribute concert for Coronavirus relief.

“More than the sound of it and more than the chords and whatever, it just sort of felt good. To me, it didn’t feel weird. They were killing it. So I watched a bunch of it. I was, like, ‘That was really cool.’

“I don’t get to see other people do Nirvana songs often, and he seemed perfectly comfortable with it, and it sounded great… Even the die-hard Nirvana people that I know were, like, ‘Dude, he’s kind of killing it right now.’”

If you missed the Post Malone/Nirvana livestream, catch that here. If you haven’t seen it and are skeptical about the idea; know that it’s better than you think. Aside from Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Courtney Love both overflowed with praise for Post.

We’ve been hearing for a while that the album is finished. Foo Fighters never shared an album or a release date, so details are still vague. Nonetheless, Q quotes Grohl as saying, “We’ve kind of shelved it for now to figure out exactly when it’s going to happen.”

Also, if you’ve seen a viral headline this morning entitled “The Day The Live Concert Returns”, Dave Grohl wrote that. Today is really like unofficially Dave Grohl Day.