Following the band’s successful 2018 Cal Jam this month, where Dave Grohl reunited with Nirvana‘s surviving members for another historic alt-rock reunion performance, the crafts-loving frontman says the Foo Fighters are due for a rest.
“I’m ready to take a break,” Grohl tells Billboard‘s “Chart Beat” podcast. The rock band’s currently wrapping up a globetrotting jaunt in support of their 2017 studio effort, Concrete And Gold. See all of the remaining tour dates below.
Nevertheless, the Foo Fighters leader eyes the act’s next album in the distance. And, even though the veteran musician and one-time Nirvana drummer spent the last year away from home, he’s ready to hop back in the saddle very soon.
“You kind of set these goals for yourself,” he says. “To see if you can do it again. So here we are at the last set of shows we’ve been on for a year and a half, and I’m ready to take a break but I’m ready to do it again at some point.”
“I’m ready to take a break but I’m ready to do it again at some point.”
But don’t just assume that the longtime music-maker is out of ideas for the eventual tenth (!) Foo Fighters release. The frontman tells Billboard that the new tunes will come to him when the timing’s right, as reported by the NME.
“When we start making records, it’s almost like I don’t hear the song as much as I can see them in my head. I don’t read music, I see music in kind of shapes and patterns. So I can see the next record. I know that there is another one there. I don’t know when but I think I know what we should do.”
Watch Nirvana’s recent reunion jam below:
10/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
10/18 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Cener
10/22 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
10/23 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome