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Foo Fighters Announce Documentary About New Album

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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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Foo Fighters Have New Album Ready

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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."

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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.

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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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Foo Fighters Feel Bad About Metal Grammy Win

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Foo Fighters at the Grammys

Foo Fighters feel "bad" for winning the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Grammy.

The rockers picked up the trophy for their track "White Limo" - one of the five awards they took home on Sunday - and whilst singer Dave Grohl had admitted it was the one he most wanted, he feel sorry for metal act Dream Theater, as their track was heavier.

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Dave Grohl: Not Everyone Loves Glee

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Dave Grohl 2011 Grammys“I watched 10 minutes [of Glee]. It’s not my thing,” Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl doesn’t want any of his songs to be re-classified as “showtunes” any time soon… or, ever. In a candid, f-word-laced interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the singer bluntly stated his dislike for Glee and for series co-creator Ryan Murphy.

It’s not the first time Murphy has drawn the ire of those in the music industry. He had a well-publicized press battle with Kings of Leon, who originally rejected Glee when the show asked for the right to use some of their songs.

“It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do [expletive deleted] Glee,” Grohl said. “And then the guy who created Glee [Ryan Murphy] is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his [expletive deleted] show.”

“The Glee guy, what a [expletive deleted] jerk,” Grohl went on. “It’s just like, dude, maybe not everyone loves Glee. Me included.”

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Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Radiohead Join Grammy Lineup

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With less than two weeks to go until the , the list of performers continues to grow longer.

Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Jay-Z, T.I., and Justin Timberlake have just been added to the previously announced roster. Radiohead, up for five awards this year, will also give its first live U.S. television performance in 9 years.

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