Foo Fighters Defend 'Honor' In June
The Foo Fighters have wrapped work on their fifth studio album, "In Your Honor."The Foo Fighters have wrapped work on their fifth studio album, "In Your Honor." Due in June via RCA, the set will feature one disc each of rock and acoustic tracks. As previously reported, guests include Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and singer/songwriter Norah Jones.
Although the name of the first single has yet to be revealed, Billboard.com has learned that its accompanying video will be directed by Liam Lynch, who previously worked with the Foos on the clip for "Times Like These."
"There are subtleties. There are complexities. There are extremities," Grohl writes of "In Your Honor" on the band's official Web site. "There are familiarities. There is orchestration. There is simplicity. There is a pile of blown speakers on the floor. There is full bottle of whiskey covered in drywall dust."
Arriving nearly 10 years after the Foos' self-titled debut, the new set was recorded in the band's new Los Angeles studio and was whittled down from a pool of 40 songs. "It is by far the most ambitious project I have ever had anything to do with in my entire life," Grohl says proudly.
At present, the Foos have three international festivals on their performance slate, beginning July 7 at the Quart Festival in Kristiansand, Norway. As previously reported, frontman Dave Grohl plays drums on Nine Inch Nails' upcoming album, "With Teeth," due May 3 via Interscope.