For The Foo Fighters' forthcoming album, the major challenge will be deciding which tracks NOT to include. According to a post on the Foo's website, frontman Dave Grohl revealed that he has over five hours worth of demos to sift through for possible inclusion on the new album. "Having a year to write and demo things at your own pace sure makes for better songs," said Grohl. "In preparing for today's pre-production, I dumped all of the things I've recorded onto my computer and I wound up with five-and-a-half hours of music. I just laughed." The idea, as long as the label doesn't crush it, is to release a double disc with one disc of acoustic material and one of electric.
The Foos will also take advantage of a brand new Foo headquarters that is currently in the process of being built. After years of throwing their money away on expensive studios, the band has reached the point in their careers that musicians everywhere only dream of. Taking a cue from the one and only Prince and his Paisley Park Studios, Grohl is rebuilding his Virginia home studio in Los Angeles. "We came up with a plan: Buy a warehouse. Build a bigger, better studio. Have a massive space to store our mountains of gear that we've amassed over the past decade. Have somewhere to jam that we don't have to move out of at the end of the week. A full-on headquarters, designed to further the idea of self-sufficiency. We will never have to go anywhere else as long as we live."
We'll keep you posted with the Foo's progress. Stay tuned.