Rockers Foo Fighters issued Concrete & Gold, the band’s ninth studio album, on September 15 via Roswell Records/RCA Records. Dave Grohl & Co. will accompany the record with a headlining appearance at Cal Jam 17 followed by a performance at Ford Idaho Center in Nampa ID.
Foo Fighters teamed up with producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Pink) for the first time to create Concrete & Gold. The band recently released its first single “Run” and there are 10 more tracks on the LP. “I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. 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,” Grohl said.
Dave was looking to challenge the band with their ninth LP, “So I think maybe Greg is the guy that we ask to be our producer because he’s never made a heavy rock record before and we’ve never worked with a pop producer.” Foo Fighters enlisted Darrel Thorp (Beck, Radiohead) to mix and engineer. A statement said the recorded was conceived as “Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that,” and was recorded in secret at Hollywood’s esteemed EastWest studios.