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Foo Fighters Announce Documentary About New Album

Foo FightersThe Foo Fighters will star in a documentary following the making of their new album.

The five-piece band have announced an eight-part TV series airing on HBO and directed by the band's frontman Dave Grohl. Each episode will follow the "Rope" rockers' journey to a different US city - Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington DC and New York - where they'll visit legendary studios to record tracks for their eighth album.

The documentary will act as a follow up to Dave's award-winning directorial debut Sound City which followed the history of the recording studio Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, California and opened to commercial and critical acclaim in January last year.

"Dave's heartfelt passion for this project is contagious and his talent as a musician and filmmaker is undeniable. We are excited to go on this journey with him and the Foo Fighters for this insider's look at how regional music inspired them to create their own new music," said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming.

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Foo Fighters to Record Album in 12 Cities

Foo FightersFoo Fighters are reportedly recording their new album in 12 studios around the world.

The rock band - featuring Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shiflett - are working on their eighth LP and have said it will be made "in a way that no one's ever done before."

According to Billboard, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Seattle are already definite choices to record the follow-up to the band's 2011 record Wasting Light and members are scouting other studios around the globe. Dave Grohl recorded with former band Nirvana in Seattle, while he named his documentary Sound City Studios after the recording space in Los Angeles.

Last week the band posted a photograph on Instagram of a row of master tapes labeled "Foo Fighters LP 8," accompanied by the caption, "It's F*cking ON [sic]."

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Dave Grohl Wanted a Weezer and Manilow Track

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Dave GrohlDave Grohl came close to arranging a collaboration between Weezer and Barry Manilow. The Foo Fighters frontman was keen to forge an unlikely pairing between the "Hash Pipe" rockers and the 69-year-old crooner for a track on his Sound City Studios documentary soundtrack and thinks the song could have been a hit.

"I was this f***ing close to getting them on a record. I thought it was going to happen. It would've been f***ing huge," he said.

The rocker admitted Barry was keen to take part in the project, but proved difficult to track down: "He was the first person who said he'd do it but was the last we tracked down. And we had to fly to f***ing Hawaii."

The documentary threw up several collaborations, including one between Dave, his former Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, and Paul McCartney.

Foo Fighters Have New Album Ready

Dave Grohl of the Foo FightersFoo Fighters have a new album almost ready for release. Although the rock the group are currently on hiatus, they have no plans to disband and have a collection of songs ready to record and unveil to the world.

"We've been a band for almost 20 years. When it feels like you're walking in the sand, it's time to go home. But we have pretty much an entire record ready. Once we're set, we'll make a huge stink about it," frontman Dave Grohl said.

Even the "Best of You" hitmakers have been having a break Grohl has still been busy on other projects and he admits working with Paul McCartney is one of the highlights of his career. The singer teamed up with the Beatles legend and his former Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear on "Cut Me Some Slack" after previously recording with Paul for his documentary on California's iconic Sound City studios and he admits it was honor to make music with one of his heroes: "I remember rehearsing with him. He comes in and just wants to jam. He's willing to go off more than most younger musicians."

Dave Grohl’s Supergroup Unveiled

Dave GrohlDave Grohl's Sound City Players supergroup will include John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks. Former Creedance Clearwater Revival singer John and and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie will join Dave when he unveils the all-star band at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on January 18.

The band will play at the festival to premiere Dave's new film, Sound City, a documentary about the recording studio of the same name in California. The supergroup will also feature Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic; Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen; Foo Fighters members Chris Shiflett, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear and Nate Mendel; Rage Against the Machine's Brad Wilk and Slipknot's Corey Taylor, among others.

The band are expected to play songs from the soundtrack to Sound City, which was written and recorded especially for the film.

Dave Grohl to Unveil New Supergroup

Dave GrohlDave Grohl will debut a new supergroup later this month. The band will be called the Sound City Players and are scheduled to make their debut performance at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Dave will be at the festival to premiere his new film, a documentary about the Sound City recording studios in California.

As a clue to who may appear with Dave, he recently released a preview of the soundtrack to the film - titled "Sound City" - which sees him collaborate with a number of stars on tracks including Trent Reznor, Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks, members of Rage Against the Machine and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and other members of his band Foo Fighters.

The soundtrack also features the track "Cut Me Some Slack," which features ex-Beatles singer Paul McCartney and was premiered by Paul with ex-Nirvana members Dave, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear at the 12.12.12 benefit concert in New York last month.

Dave Grohl to Feature of Queens of the Stone Age Album

Dave Grohl and Josh HommeDave Grohl is to appear on Queens of the Stone Age's new album.

The 43-year-old drummer - who rose to fame in Nirvana - will play drums on their sixth studio LP following the departure of Joey Castillo from the band, frontman Josh Homme has confirmed. It is not the first time he has worked on an album from the band, having previously drummed on 2002's Songs for the Deaf.

Eagles of Death Metal star Jesse Hughes recently revealed some details about the new Queens of the Stone Age album, saying fans had a lot to look forward to: "The s**t I've heard from the new Queens album is so badass. It's really cool. It's the kinda s**t that makes John Holmes [legendary porn star] have a bigger d**k and he's dead, so that's pretty rad."

The band have not released new material since 2007's Era Vulgaris.

Foo Fighters Deny Split

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Foo FightersThe Foo Fighters have denied splitting up.

The "These Days" hitmakers have slammed the rumors, insisting they are simply taking a well earned break from music and could never give up on the band because they have worked so hard to make it a success.

"There were times when I didn't think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But... I can't give up this band. And I never will. Because it's not just a band to me. It's my life. It's my family. It's my world," frontman Dave Grohl said in a statement.

Fans panicked on Saturday when Dave told the 60,000 strong crowd at Global Citizen Festival in New York, "This is it, man. We don't have any [shows] after this."

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Dave Grohl: Don’t Plan to Be a Rock Star

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Dave GrohlDave Grohl says nobody should plan to become a rock star. The Foo Fighters frontman says he is "really lucky" to have made a career out of music, but advises young people that they should never set out with a specific career goal of becoming a rock star.

"Just play music and have fun. I got really lucky. I'm a high school dropout. The kind of music that we were playing back then was like punk rock and nobody dreamed of this kind of s**t happening. No career opportunity. But that shouldn't be your motivation to play music. Music should be its own reward."

Dave has also recently collaborated with his former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic on music for the soundtrack to new documentary Sound City about the studio where they recorded the iconic Nevermind album. Although they remain tight lipped, Krist has recently confirmed the collaboration, saying, "You know what was cool, I did some work with Dave, you've got to ask Dave what we did though because he told me not to tell anybody."

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Labrinth Wants to Collaborate with Dave Grohl and Bjork

LabrinthLabrinth wants to collaborate with Dave Grohl and Bjork.

The "Express Yourself" hitmaker is a huge fan of both the Foo Fighters frontman and the eccentric singer and says it would be a dream to work with them: "The people I want to collaborate with most are Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl and Bjork. Dave was the coolest guy ever when I met him. I've gotten every single girl I've ever wanted, so when I say 'I want Bjork,' I've just got to get that girl."

Labrinth - real name Timothy McKenzie - also revealed how music is his first love as he gets so much enjoyment from making new songs:

"Music is everything to me. I love creating and being a producer but I'm still developing into the sort of artist I want to be. I'm schizophrenic when I make music. One moment I want to make rock, the next it's club music. It's very hard to stick to one thing. It burns that the record industry makes me focus on just one thing because I have a very short attention span."