Are you ready to rock? Almost a year after the Foo Fighters "Sonic Highways" came out, the band could have some major news coming in November. The band , made up of Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, revealed a new website with a countdown clock and what appears to be a highway sign with the Foo Fighter's logo inside of it. Fans are wondering what will happen when the clock runs out on Nov. 23.
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) October 29, 2015
Foo Fighters could be ready to announce a release date or that they are currently recording the sequel to their HBO series and studio album,"Sonic Highways." In June, Grohl confirmed there would be a second season of HBO's "Sonic Highways" during a video interview with NME. He teased that the second season could take place internationally, potentially in England.
"It might be in England. It might be in England and other places," Grohl said. "Of all the places in the world, England and the UK seems like it would be like shooting fish in a barrel because there's so f------ much here."
"Sonic Highways" premiered on HBO last October as cameras followed the band around the country as they recorded a brand new album. The band recorded a new song in a different city and the series captured the music history of the city they were in, while Grohl interviewed different musicians who made an impact from that location. Through these interviews, Grohl put together the lyrics that would eventually appear on the new songs.
When the band released their eighth album, "Sonic Highways," it was their most ambitious to date. As captured in the TV series, each song was recorded in a studio in a different city across the country. The tracks also featured a collaboration with a different artist who was in some way connected to the city they recorded in. For example, Zac Brown appeared on the song "Congregation" which was recorded in Nashville, while "What Did I Do? / God As My Witness" featured Gary Clark Jr. when the band made the track in Austin, Texas.
"Sonic Highways" debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 after selling over 190,000 in its first week. The album contained eight songs and was produced by Butch Vig.
At a concert in Austin in October, Grohl told the crowd the band had recorded five new songs in the city and that they'd release the songs eventually. You can see the full video of the announcement below:
Fresh off a summer stadium tour, could the rock band be heading back out on the road? The band has gone on arena tours several times before, so it's very possible they could take on big indoor venues this winter. During the summer tour, the charismatic Grohl was stuck having to perform sitting on a throne after he broke his leg during a show show in Gothenburg, Sweden. The singer was running around on stage when he fell off of it. It's very likely Grohl wants to get back on the road with a healed leg where he can once again run around the stage and fire up crowds everywhere.
The image on the website resembles a highway sign. While it's likely it's for the confirmed "Sonic Highways" second season, there's also the possibility the band could be rereleasing their eight album after it was released nearly a year ago.
During their trip around the country, could the band have recorded additional material which they planned for a later date? The band has already released rare material this year. On Record Story Day in April, the band put out a rare EP called "Songs From The Laundry Room" which featured two demo versions of their songs "Alone + Easy Target" and "Big Me." There was also a cover of "Kids In America" and an unreleased song "Empty Handed."
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