A Foo Fighters documentary has been announced for release later in 2011. Spitfire Pictures and Academy Award winner James Moll will produce the documentary. The Foo Fighters will premiere the documentary at the SXSW Festival in Texas in March, just weeks ahead of the release of their new studio album in April. Dave Grohl is happy that he was able to be involved in the project to give fans an insight into how the band started out and developed over a sixteen year period.
“In October of 1994, I walked into Robert Lang’s Seattle studio with a guitar, a drum set, a bass and 14 songs I thought nobody would ever hear. Sixteen years and seven studio albums later, with the help of director James Moll, we’re finally able to tell the story of how that one demo cassette turned into the band that we are today. This is our side of the story. From the first rehearsal, to the completion of our new album, it’s all there.”
Grohl handed over “mountains of, never seen before, footage” to enable Moll to capture the essence of the band and chronicle the time from when he was drummer with Nirvana right up to the making of the latest Foo Fighters release
He said: “For me, it’s like watching my life flash in front of my eyes, except with a mouth full of popcorn and Hot Tamales. Hope you dig it. It’s been a wild 16 years… here’s to 16 more.” Following the “leak” of a snippet of a track entitled “Bridge Burning” the band recently uploaded a music player in the form of retro car stereo to their website teasing the new album with a collection of snippets of typical Grohl humour and a slice of another of the new tracks. Check it out at foofighters.fm