Grohl Wants Future Foo Fighters Albums To Have Concepts

(Classic Rock) The Foo Fighters want to make sure all their future albums are tied to strong concepts, says drummer Taylor Hawkins - but mainman Dave Grohl appears less ready to commit to the idea, even though it's his own.

Last year's Sonic Highways contained eight tracks, each recorded in a different US city, and each accompanied by a documentary about that city's musical heritage, while previous outing Wasting Light was recorded using 20th-century equipment in a lo-fi setting.

Now Hawkins tells the NME: "It's not enough to just make a f***ing record any more. It used to be a simple process of writing a batch of songs, recording them and putting them out.You'd make three videos. If they were good MTV would play them and you'd sell some records. Now you need to do something different."

The drummer says it's all Grohl's idea: "Dave wants every record we make from now on to have some sort of concept around it, whether it's as large as Sonic Highways or as simple as, 'Hey, let's record Wasting Light to tape in my garage.'" Read more here.

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