Foo Fighters talk Sonic Highways and unveil new song Something From Nothing

16 October 2014, 21:00 | Updated: 17 October 2014, 09:37

Foo Fighters - Something From Nothing


Dave Grohl has been telling Radio X that the making of the band's new album included a number of restrictions that made the whole recording process a challenge…. but that the outcome was amazing.


The new LP, Sonic Highways, consists of eight tracks, each written about and recorded in a city that the band visited during the making of their new HBO TV series of the same name. Tonight (16 October), Radio X gave the first play to the song about Chicago, Something From Nothing.

Dave told Radio X's Danielle Perry: "The process has a lot to do with the outcome. And that's what made this whole thing so fun.

"I felt like it was easy just because, when you sit down with a blank page, you think… where is my muse? You know!  

"But when you're spending time in a city with this specific purpose or idea, that I'm going to talk to all these people about the city and at the end of the week, I'm going to write a song about my time here… there's sort of this direct inspiration."

Grohl also admitted that they'd recoded a couple more songs once they got home, but it wasn't quite the same.

"They turned out alright," he said. "But the experience of recording those in our own studio - as most other bands would normally do it - wasn't as rewarding as the other ones."