Modern rock titans Foo Fighters have begun recording demos for their fourth studio album, frontman Dave Grohl writes on the band's official Web site. "It looks like it won't be too long before we real

Modern rock titans Foo Fighters have begun recording demos for their fourth studio album, frontman Dave Grohl writes on the band's official Web site. "It looks like it won't be too long before we really start in on the record," he says.

As for the sound of the new material, Grohl jokes that he has "started rapping," but adds, "not many sleepy ballads on this one, I'm afraid." No release date has been mapped out for the album, which will be the group's second for RCA. It's the follow-up to 1999's "There is Nothing Left to Lose," which debuted at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 and has sold nearly 1.1 million copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.

Grohl will also be heard on Tenacious D's forthcoming Epic debut album, as well as Queens of the Stone Age's third Interscope set, recording for which will begin next month. In addition, Grohl says he hopes this summer to complete an album under the guise of his heavy-metal-leaning side project, Probot.

Amidst all this activity, look for the Foos at the Bizarre Festival in Weeze, Germany, on Aug. 17, and the U.K.'s V2001 Festival in Staffordshire and Chelmsford Aug. 18-19.

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