Veteran modern rock outfit Foo Fighters has pinned down the first single and tracklist for its as-yet-untitled fourth RCA album, due Oct. 22. The lead track will be "All My Life," which was debuted in
Veteran modern rock outfit Foo Fighters has pinned down the first single and tracklist for "One by One," its fourth RCA album, due Oct. 22. The lead track will be "All My Life," which was debuted in late April during the band's set at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. It is not yet known when the cut will hit U.S. radio outlets.
A handful of other new songs such as "Overdrive," "Low," and "Times Like These" have been unveiled at recent live shows. According to RCA, the CD will feature enhanced content and initial shipments of the set will come bundled with a bonus DVD shot at a club show in Dublin last week. Other details are still being finalized.
"All My Life" is an aggressive rocker about frontman Dave Grohl's constant quest for something better, marked by the lyrics "All my life I've been searching for something" and "I love it but I hate the taste." It's more akin to some of the band's early singles than such recent, poppier fare as "Learn To Fly," which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks survey and crossed over to three of Billboard's top-40 charts.
A tracklist for the new album was briefly posted yesterday (July 16) on the front page of the Foo Fighters' official Web site, but has since disappeared. "One by One" is the follow-up to 1999's "There Is Nothing Left To Lose," which debuted at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.1 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
"This little note marks the beginning of what I hope will become a beautiful relationship with our ass-shredding new album," Grohl posted on the site. "That's right, kiddies. Your asses will be shred like documents in Martha Stewarts office, shredded like those new pork sandwiches at Subway, shredded like ... I dunno ... like a big bag of shredded stuff. The stars have aligned, the tide is high, or as 'Evil' said in the classic horror flick 'Fright Night' ... DINNER IS IN THE OVEN."
"I can't f***ing wait for this album to come out," he continued. "11 songs. The best we've ever written. All recorded (re-recorded) in the course of 3 weeks. The way we should have done it in the first place. Quick and to the point(less). We wrote these songs specifically for live performance. Whatever would get us off live ... that's what we would put on tape."
Foo Fighters will return to the U.K. in late August for appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals. As previously reported, Grohl will play his last show behind the drums with Queens Of The Stone Age July 28 at Japan's Fuji Rock Festival.
Here is the Foo Fighters album tracklist:
"All My Life"
"Have It All"
"Times Like These"
"Lonely As You"