After a six-month “break” in which they were secretly recording, the Foo Fighters just revealed that their ninth album “Concrete and Gold” is set to be released on September 15 through RCA Records and Roswell Records. Pop producer Greg Kurstin (Sia, Adele, Pink) and mixer Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead) joined forces with the Foo Fighters to make the new release.
“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever,” Grohl said in a statement. “To make a gigantic rock record, but with Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement … Motorhead’s version of ‘Sgt. Pepper’… or something like that.”
The Foo Fighters are launching their biggest sounding album ever by headlining Cal Jam 17, a massive one-day festival on October 7 in San Bernardino, Calif. with (according to their official e-blast) "22 of their favorite bands" — including Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood, The Kills, Cage the Elephant, Bob Mould, and more. From there, they embark on their “Concrete and Gold” tour to an already-sold-out show in Washington, D.C. on October 12.