Foo Fighters are reportedly nearly halfway done with the recording of their eighth album, and apparently its now time to bring out the big guns. Quite literally. Photos have emerged of the Foos clutching rifles at the Rancho De La Luna studio in Joshua Tree, California.
Reports NME, a caption on one of the pictures confirms Foo Fighters have spent nine days working at the famed studio, the same place where Arctic Monkeys recorded parts of AM and Josh Homme and Queens of the Stone Age recorded several albums as well as his Desert Sessions project.
Producer Butch Vig recently said that Foo Fighters’ new album is “almost halfway done”. “We’ve been recording at some different locations,” said the Nevermind producer who is though to be co-producing the record with Steve Albini.
“It sounds different — we’ve thrown a few things into the mix, in the recording process, that are going to give the record a different sound and a different feel,” he added. “It’s been a challenge, but it’s also been exciting.”
Reports began surfacing earlier this year that Foo Fighters were recording their new album in 12 different studios, across 12 different cities, when a fan using the Twitter account FooArchive tweeted an excerpt from Billboard‘s Over Heard rumours column. The post suggested New York, Seattle, Los Angeles and Chicago were definite choices.