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Foo Fighters Reportedly Recording New Album in 2017

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It sounds like the Foo Fighters‘ hiatus might officially be over.

As previously reported, the band is set to headline at this year’s BottleRock Festival in Napa this May, and in an interview describing his company’s efforts to secure the Foos for the festival, organizer Dave Graham spilled the beans that it could be their only U.S. date all year — because they’re going to be tied up in the studio.

Dave Grohl was here in 2013 for the festival and he had a chance to experience it. We ended up connecting with Taylor Hawkins, their drummer, last year. We had him on the Culinary Stage and ended up befriending him and his wife, who loved BottleRock,” said Latitude 38 Entertainment CEO Dave Graham in an interview with the Napa Valley Register. “Their main agent was also at the festival last year and had a chance to experience it. He became very comfortable with it, what it’s about, how it’s run. The Foo Fighters are in the studio all next year recording a new album and BottleRock may be their only show in 2017 in North America.”

Consequence of Sound confirms that when Graham said “next year” he was referring to 2017, which means fans can presumably begin counting down the days to the next full-length Foo Fighters release since 2014’s Sonic Highways. Of course, he did say they’ll be in the studio “all year” — presumably a reflection of the fact that they’ll be on the road for lengthy stretches — so it might not be wise to hold your breath just yet.

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