Foo Fighters' Producer Says New Album “Almost Halfway Done”

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: (L-R) Presenters Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters speak onstage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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update: the group is "almost halfway done" with its next album, according to co-producer Butch Vig, who also confirmed to Kerrang! magazine that the Foos have "been recording at some different locations."

Vig tells the mag that the project is "going well. It sounds different -- we've thrown a few things into the mix, in the recording process, that are going to give the record a different sound and a different feel. It's been a challenge, but it's also been exciting."

The album will be Dave Grohl and company's follow-up to 2011's "Wasting Light," and drummer Taylor Hawkins previously told us the Foos hope to finish soon and have it out this year. He also said that he things fans will like what they hear:

"What you do hear from us eventually will be us spreading our wings more than ever. It's confidence. We're playing with the utmost confidence, and Dave's writing and thinking of millions of ides on an insane level. He doesn't stop. He's bananas. I mean, he doesn't stop. He's crazy. He never stops, never stops working, never stops thinking about, never stops."

Grohl and guitarist Pat Smear were, however, recently distracted by preparations for Nirvana's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, which included a wee-hours reunion concert after the April 10 ceremony. Hawkins, meanwhile, is promoting the self-titled release by his new band, the Birds of Satan, while guitarist Chris Shiflett is also working on some new material of his own.

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