Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins is teasing some big plans for their 25th anniversary
Could we be seeing Foo Fighters on tour again...
Despite the fact that it has only been a little bit over two months since Foo Fighters last played a live gig in Ireland, we're certain that fans of Dave Grohl and co. wouldn't object to them making a quick return to these shores.
Well, music fans of a certain age might be about to feel pretty old because July 4, 2020 marks 25 years since the eponymous debut studio album by Foo Fighters was released.
Of course, the recording of that album is legendary as Grohl played all the instruments, recorded the vocals, and pretty much mixed the entire record in his basement.
Granted, a musician of Grohl's skill was never going to sit just around after the tragic death of Kurt Cobain, but there's a catharsis and rawness to that first Foo Fighters album that's hard to deny.
Aside from this, it also features some belting tracks with the likes of 'This Is A Call, 'I'll Stick Around, 'Big Me,' and 'Exhausted' still being firm fan favourites.
In fact, during the band's most recent Irish gig at the RDS, it might be telling that they leaned heavily on a fair few of the older tracks from that album during the setlist.
Who knows if that means anything?
Well, in terms of new material, it has been two years since Foo Fighters released a new album - Concrete and Gold in 2017 - but during a recent interview with Kerrang, Taylor Hawkins said that 2020 is going to be a big year for the band.
When asked about the prospect of a new album, the drummer said: "Well, it’s very possible. There’s a lot of talk, and I think Dave is already mapping out what he wants the next record to be, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s something coming down the pipe.
"I can’t 100% spell it out for you for sure, because I’m always the last to know and I don’t want to give it away. But I would imagine there will be something made of the 25th year of the Foo Fighters, for sure. You know us, we never stop," he said.
If there's new material to be released, you better believe that Foo Fighters will be bringing it out on the road because they're pretty relentless when it comes to performing live.
For anyone that's feeling nostalgic for the early days of Foo Fighters, we recommend this old interview below that Grohl gave in Dublin in 1996, just before the band were about to play.
Grohl's chat with Dave Fanning took place between the releases of Foo Fighters and The Colour and the Shape and it's pure nostalgia.
As for Taylor Hawkins, he's releasing a new album with The Coattail Riders on 8 November.
Clip via KillianM2