Dave Grohl has compared the forthcoming tenth Foo Fighters album to David Bowie’s seminal 1983 record, Let’s Dance.
Last week, Dave and his mother Virginia Grohl appeared on Los Angeles’ ALT 98.7 FM for a Mother’s Day-themed interview. The interview centred around Virginia’s book, From Cradle to Stage, a collection of interviews with mothers of rock icons. The pair are in the midst of developing the book into a new TV series, that’ll features interviews with the moms of Pharrell, Adam Levine, Tom Morello, and more.
During the interview, the pair were asked how they were spending their time in isolation. Grohl noted that Foo Fighters were supposed to me in the midst of touring, and expressed his disappointment that he wasn’t out playing new music for fans. This propelled him to delving into the sound of the forthcoming album, comparing it to Bowie’s Nile Rodgers-produced record, Let’s Dance.
“The record is so good, we’re so excited for people to hear it, we’re so excited to go out and play it,” Grohl remarked.
“It’s filled with anthemic, huge, sing-along rock songs. It’s kind of like a dance record, but not an EDM, disco, modern dance record. It’s got groove,” Grohl explained. “To me, it’s our David Bowie’s Let’s Dance record. That’s what we wanted to make, we wanted to make this really up, fun record.”
You can watch the interview in its entirety below.
The forthcoming, as-yet-untitled record will mark the bands first full-length offering since 2017’s Concrete and Gold.
During quarantine, Dave Grohl launched an Instagram account dedicated to sharing True Short Stories. In a recent entry, Grohl shared a story about an instance where he reached out to David Bowie, pitching to collaborate, to which Bowie, in all his inimitable coolness responded, “fuck off.”
As well as sharing sweet fables of rejection, Grohl has shared a Pandemic Playlist, comprised of a song that reflected every stage of quarantine.