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The Foo Fighters are officially back from their rather short-lived hiatus, which the band announced in September of 2012. The band is now back in full swing with rehearsals for their comeback gig at the 55,000-capacity Foro Sol stadium in Mexico City on December 13th. The National, who will be wrapping up their U.S. Tour in early January, will be supporting The Foo Fighters for this comeback performance.
2014 is set to be a big year for The Foo Fighters, for frontman Dave Grohl recently announced that the band’s follow-up to 2011’s Wasting Light has now been written and should be ready for release next year. In an interview with XFM in August of this year, Grohl teased that the new album will “not be a conventional record.” Chris Shiflett, the band’s guitarist, revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone that the band will begin recording the album in the beginning of 2014.
The band’s last release, Wasting Light, was well received by critics and fans alike and earned the band five Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album, at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Wasting Light was recorded using only analog equipment, which forced the band to rehearse for weeks prior to recording. Grohl revealed in his interview with XFM that they are going to make this new album “in a way that no-one’s ever done before, and we’re pretty excited about it.” Regardless of how the album is recorded, it will be interesting to see where the band takes their sound from the heavier and rawer sound of Wasting Light.