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- Posted on Apr 28th 2010 4:00PM by Linda Laban
"In all honesty, Dave's got 15 or so song ideas that are awesome and we've already demoed some of them twice even," he adds of Foo frontman Dave Grohl. "We do a lot of demoing to find exactly the arrangements we want, getting them exactly how we want them. It's a large process for us. It takes a long time to do it. We don't just say, 'OK, let's go make a record and pop in the studio and record it just like that.' There's a lot of preproduction that goes into making a Foo Fighter record. Well, so far."
With Grohl active with Them Crooked Vultures and Hawkins busy with his project, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders -- whose second record, 'Red Light Fever,' is out now -- the new Foo record won't surface until 2011, says Hawkins. Far from distracting the band, he adds, the side projects energize them.
"All that stuff in the past, it's proven to be recharging," he says. "As long as everybody's ready, as long as we don't do it because we feel like we have to, like because the record company wants another record, that kind of crap never makes good music. I'm sure there are exceptions, but for the most part, you want everybody to really want to be doing it. Especially Dave, because they're his songs. If he's excited and really wants to do it -- and he appears to -- we're in great shape. We'll have a new record in a year."
So the record will definitely be out in 2011? "Absolutely," Hawkins says. "It's very much in the beginning stages but we have a very strong start and we're excited. They're really cool songs. I know its going to be great."