It’s been a long and successful year for Foo Fighters, touring and promoting their latest album Wasting Light, which included a quick visit to our shores earlier this year, and recent number of Australian tour dates; Dave Grohl has written a letter to the fans, thanking them for their support, and also hints that they will sit down and begin writing a new album.
He begins the letter by saying thank you for an amazing year, and points out he’s glad he was able to make a #1 album in his own garage, on tape, with no computers involved.
Thank you all for making “Wasting Light” the most incredible album experience of our band’s 17 year history. For real. The fact that a rock and roll record, made in a garage, completely analog to tape with no help from computers, could be a #1 album around the world, AND get a Grammy nomination for “Album of the Year”…..well….these days that’s no small feat. It’s truly inspiring, and it makes us feel like the luckiest band in the world. So thanks. It means everything to us.
He then goes on to remember some of the highlights for him, including secret club shows, playing people’s garages and getting a Grammy Nomination for ‘Album of the Year’.
He rounds off the letter by hinting at sitting down to write the band’s 8th studio album next year.
And to all of you…..we’re not finished yet. There are still more shows to play, more songs to write, more albums to record, for years to come. I mean…..If you would have told me 17 years ago that in 2012 I would be writing songs for our 8th studio album….well…..
You can read the full letter on the official Foo Fighters Facebook page.