According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl told Rolling Stone in a new interview that he cut a planned one-year hiatus in half to begin writing the band's upcoming ninth album, "Concrete And Gold". Grohl said that six months into his self-imposed break, he began writing the LP at an AirBnB he rented in Ojai, California. He recalled: "I brought a case of wine and sat there in my underwear with a microphone for about five days, just writing… It happened at the perfect time. I was inspired by what was going on with our country — politically, personally, as a father, an American and a musician. There was a lot to write about."
Grohl also confirmed that neither Taylor Swift nor Adele appear on the album as rumored. Grohl himself has hinted at a cameo by the "biggest pop star in the world," whom he still declines to identify.
Guests on the record include THE BIRD AND THE BEE's Inara George, the DEAD WEATHER's Allison Mosshart, saxophonist Dave Koz and singer Shawn Stockman of BOYZ II MEN fame.
"Concrete And Gold" will arrive on September 15. The first single, "Run", currently tops the rock radio chart.
FOO FIGHTERS will celebrate the release of the album with a fall North American tour. They kick it off on October 7 with Cal Jam 17, a full day's worth of music headlined by the FOO FIGHTERS and also including QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, Liam Gallagher, ROYAL BLOOD, THE STRUTS, THE KILLS and a dozen more acts.
The rest of the tour begins on October 12 in Washington D.C. and will last through December.
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