Foo Fighters shared a cryptic photo and a little bit of music — really just drums — on Thursday night (January 2nd), the second time in the past week that the band has hinted about new music.
The latest pic is a black and white photo of a disassembled drum kit on some steps, paired with about a minute of audio of a simple drumbeat. Along with it were the hashtags #FF2020 and #FF25 — this year, 2020, will mark the 25th anniversary of the Foos self-titled 1995 debut.
On New Year's Day, the band tweeted out a similar photo — this one of a microphone set up in a bathtub — along with the same hashtags.
Frontman Dave Grohl and other members of the band have been hinting that a new studio LP is underway in recent months. The Foos' last full-length LP was 2017's Concrete And Gold, which entered the Billboard 200 album chart at Number One.
Drummer Taylor Hawkins has told us before that a new Foos record can get underway at a moment's notice: ["You never know with Dave. He could, you know, say, 'Hey, I'm gonna go play with Josh (Homme) from Queens Of The Stone Age for six months, you know, and I'll see you then.' Or he might go, 'I wanna get started right away on the next record!' It all depends, like, what he's motivated to do at that time, you know — if he wants to go play drums and forget about being the leader and the songwriter, or if he just can't wait to do another record."] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC: . . . do another record.)
Meanwhile, the Foos continue to roll out a series of archival EPs as part of the lead-up to the band's quarter-century celebration. This latest one, titled 00959525, dates back to 1995 and features six tracks, including a cover of Ace Frehley's "Ozone." The EP also contains studio versions of the tracks "Winnebago," "Podunk" and "How I Miss You" plus a pair of live recordings from the BBC.
In other news, Grohl and fellow Nirvana members Pat Smear and Krist Novoselic got together on Saturday night (January 4th) at The Art of Elysium charity's annual benefit gala in Los Angeles to play a five-song set of Nirvana's hits, with Beck, St. Vincent and Dave's 13-year-old daughter Violet handling lead vocals.
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