Foo Fighters to release Rockumentary with new album, name first single

Published on January 19th, 2011

You know it’s a good time when there seems to be new Foo Fighters news posts to make just about every day.

As everyone (should) know by now, the Foo Fighters are readying their new (and still untitled) album, which will come out sometime in the spring.

They just released this 30-second tease of the song Bridge Burning, which reportedly opens the album, and I’ll be goddamned if it isn’t a tasty sample:

If this blissful 30 seconds of shredding and aggression wasn’t already enough to make you pee your pants in anticipation, the band announced this week that they’re also releasing a feature-length documentary that chronicles the band’s entire career.

Here’s what the official press release says:

Concurrent with the album’s release, Exclusive Media Group’s documentary division Spitfire Pictures will be producing a feature documentary about the Foo Fighters to be directed by Academy Award winner James Moll (The Last Days, Running The Sahara).  Co-produced and co-financed by Exclusive Media Group and RCA Records, Moll’s documentary will chronicle the entire history of the Foo Fighters, from the cassette demos Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer through their ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.   This chronicling of the Foo Fighters’ triumphs and tragedies  will culminate in an in-depth behind the scenes perspective on the making of the new album: A process in which the band pushed itself forward by going back to basics and recording in Grohl’s garage completely on analog tape.

The first single, according to the release, will be a song called Walk, but I bet it’s not a Pantera cover. I also expect it to be one of the Foos’ customary radio-friendly rock tunes, with the harder-edged badassery left for other tracks, but I’d love to be wrong.

It’s important to note that the album, produced by the incomparable Butch Vig, was recorded in Dave Grohl‘s garage, without any ProTools or computer nonsense. No Auto-Tune on this one, just rock to kick you in the balls.

Read the rest of the press release (which is really quite juicy and jam-packed of great details) over at the Foo Archive website.

You bet your ass this album and documentary are on BtH’s radar for 2011 releases (or at the very least, on my list), so stay tuned for more clip teases/full songs/news/gossip about all things Foo.

Rock on.

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