In conjunction with the release of "No Son of Mine," Grohl shared a handwritten note on social media, explaining his frustration about how the pandemic forced the Foo Fighters to put its 2020 musical plans on hold.
"It was exactly a year ago that we finished recording out 'new' record Medicine at Midnight, with a massive world tour planned that would have take us around the globe celebrating our 25th anniversary as a band. But, well.... You know.....," the frontman wrote, adding that the "wait is over" for new music.
The rocker added, "As we say goodbye (f--- you) to 2020, and flip the calendar page to 2021, let's ring in the new year with a new rocker, 'No Son of Mine.' Pour a drink, turn it up, close your eyes and imagine that festival field blowing up to this. Because it f---ing will.'
The nine-song, 37-minute Medicine was produced by the Foo Fighters and Greg Kurstin and features tunes "No Son of Mine," "Shame Shame," "Making a Fire," "Cloudspotter," "Waiting on a War," "Medicine at Midnight," "Holding Poison," "Chasing Birds" and "Love Dies Young."
In mid-December, "Shame Shame" hit No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart on the tally, notching the band's ninth Mainstream Rock Songs leader and first since Dec. 2017's "The Sky Is a Neighborhood."
Listen to "No Son of Mine" below.