January 4, 2017


Foo Fighters Recording New Album, May Only Play One U.S. Show This Year

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Yesterday, we learned that Foo Fighters had chosen May's BottleRock Napa Valley festival to break what will by then have been a 19-month U.S. concert hiatus. Now the CEO of organizer Latitude 38 Entertainment tells the Napa Valley Register it might be the Foos only North American date of the year.

Also, Dave Graham says, they're working on the follow-up to 2014's Sonic Highways. "The Foo Fighters are in the studio all next year recording a new album and BottleRock may be their only show in 2017 in North America," he says. We're guessing the conversation took place in December and the "next year" in question is actually this year.

BottleRock goes from May 26-28 and boasts artists like The RootsTom Petty & The HeartbreakersMacklemore, Maroon 5 and Modest Mouse. “We also wanted to make sure that the lineup was on brand with the Napa Valley and the expectation that people have relative to the valley in terms of its beauty, its world class wine, its world class food," Graham told the Register. "The lineup itself has to be world-class.”

Next, watch a silly Fuse interview with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl: