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Foo Fighters Finish Writing for New Album, Eye 2014 Release

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Heartening news has come out of the Foo Fighters camp, as frontman Dave Grohl told XFMthat the band have completed writing their new album. The only downer is that fans will have to wait until next year for the project to surface.

“Well, I’ll tell you, we have been in our studio writing and in the past few weeks we’ve written an album and we are going to make this album in a way that no one’s ever done before and we’re pretty excited about it,” said Grohl. “It’s a little ways off — it’s not ready to happen right now but I think next year is going to be a really big year for the Foo Fighters without question. It’s going to be great, I can’t wait.”

The group’s 2011 release, ‘Wasting Light,’ was met with critical acclaim, and Grohl’s continuing passion for audio was evidenced with this year’s release of the documentary ‘Sound City,’ a labor of love project which he also directed. The musician’s claim that the band is going to record their new album in a way that’s never done before, however, should be their biggest challenge to date. Since ‘Wasting Light’ was a rousing and innovative homage to the analog era, Grohl and company should be up to the task.

Foo Fighters lead guitarist Chris Shiflett gave Rolling Stone a little more insight on the upcoming album. “It was a very short hiatus,” said Shiflett, who was on the road performing with his honkey-tonk side group Chris Shiflett and the Dead Peasants. “We’re going to start recording the next Foo Fighter record at the beginning of next year.”

Although each Foo Fighters member brings their own individual skill sets to the table, don’t expect Shiflett to add his banjo stylings to the group’s next project. “I’ll see if I can slip one in on the next album when no one’s looking,” joked the guitarist. “Dave will go, ‘Who put that f–cking banjo on there?’”

Next: Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins Reveals Creative Process Behind New Album

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