Grohl and Novoselic have not recorded together since Nirvana cut its final song back in 1993, “You Know You’re Right”. Grohl recalled the sessions for that track. “We had some time off before a tour, and Kurt wanted to go in and demo some stuff, so I said, ‘Hey, why don’t we do it at this studio down the street from my house,'” he said. “And we went down there, and we had three days booked. Kurt came in the last day and we were like, ‘Okay, what do you wanna do?’ And Kurt said, ‘Well, why don’t we do that song we’ve been doing at soundcheck?’ And so we rehearsed it, I think, once, and then recorded it. Kurt did three or four vocal takes, and that was it.”
Grohl also said that the new Foo Fighters record, their seventh studio effort, is the band’s heaviest yet, adding, “Each song is full on, the whole record is full on. In the 14 songs, there’s not one acoustic guitar, there’s not even one in the house.”
The band is recording the album in Grohl’s garage, with Grohl calling it “totally old school” and adding, “This whole project has been really cool. I haven’t made a record with Butch for 20 years.”
The recording process is also being filmed for a movie that will surface next year in conjunction with the album release.
The new Foo Fighters set will follow up 2007’s “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace”, which won a Grammy for album of the year. The band went on hiatus after touring behind the disc, as Grohl worked with Them Crooked Vultures.