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New Foo Fighters Album Will Be a Nirvana Reunion

By October 28, 2010

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Earlier this week, I tweeted a photo of Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Butch Vig hanging out in the studio. At that time it wasn't quite clear what the three men were doing together, but a recent interview with Grohl has revealed all: Foo Fighters are in the midst of recording their next album, which will feature a cameo by Novoselic and will be produced by Vig.

"This whole project has been really cool," Grohl told Zane Lowe on Radio 1. "I haven't made a record with Butch for 20 years." Vig, you may remember, was behind the boards when Grohl and Novoselic's old band, Nirvana, recorded their breakthrough, Nevermind. And while Nirvana made one more studio album after that, Grohl and Novoselic haven't made music together since, although they certainly keep in touch (along with Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love) to watch over the seminal band's legacy.

In the interview, Grohl revealed that Novoselic will play bass on one track for the new record, Foo Fighters' first since 2007's Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. Right now, the band are about halfway through the process of making the album in Grohl's garage. "Each song is full on, the whole record is full on," Grohl said. "In the 14 songs there's not one acoustic guitar, there's not even one in the house."

This new album represents a refocusing of Grohl's creative energy after spending a lot of 2009 with his new supergroup Them Crooked Vultures. (There was a thought that TCV were working on a follow-up to last year's self-titled debut, but that now seems to be up in the air.) "The last two and a half years has been really fun but I miss it," he said. "I miss being in the Foo Fighters." And considering that the Foo are now in the midst of their longest gap between studio records in their career, it's a safe bet that their fans have missed them, too.

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