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Butch Vig gives details on the new Foo Fighters record

Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters
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Producer Butch Vig and Dave Grohl go back a long ways, back to the Nirvana "Nevermind" days when Vig produced the raging album. Vig also produced the Foo Fighters previous album, "Wasting Light," which was recorded in Grohl's garage and revealed this new record will have some similarities to the 2011 album.

Since the Foo Fighters announced last year that they were working on material for a new album we've been hearing that it was going to be different, the band teasing us that they were “going to make this album in a way that no-one’s ever done before.” Grohl adding hints, "The entire concept is really going to take people by surprise and it sounds nuts," further peaking our curiosity to the point of no return, would the new album be recorded on the moon?

Whether in space, Grohl's garage, or in a studio, Vig spilled to Kerrang Magazine in a recent interview that the band is toying with a range of different recording techniques, "We've been recording at some different locations, but we're almost halfway done with the recording and it's going well," Vig said. "It sounds different — we've thrown a few things into the mix, in the recording process, that are going to give the record a different sound and a different feel. It's been a challenge, but it's also been exciting."

The Foo Fighters played their first gig since 2012, after announcing their hiatus, in Mexico City in December 2013 and are scheduled to play the Firefly Festival in Delaware on June 20. If the new record is indeed "almost halfway done," then no doubt the band has touring on the brain which means pop-up secret shows are most likely to ensue. Keep your eyes and ears open and let's make a pack to keep each other in the loop as much as possible.