Best Rock Song: "Run"
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One of Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2017!
The Foo Fighters' new album Concrete and Gold is their first release since 2015's Saint Cecilia EP, and lead singer Dave Grohl can't wait for fans to hear it. In an interview with BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac, Grohl had this to say:
"Without telling anybody we've been in the studio for the last 6 months and we made the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record we've ever made. I'm not just saying that. Basically I said to [producer] Greg Kurstin, 'I wanna make a record that sounds like Motorhead doing Sgt. Peppers,' and he was like OK, and so we recorded an 11 song record with him. Honestly, I think it's going to take a lot of people by surprise. Every band says it's the best record they've ever made, but wait till you hear it, it's definitely the hugest thing we've ever done. Basically, I can't wait for people to hear it. This is the first record I've been this proud to play for people. Other albums I've been insecure and this one I'm like, 'Listen to this!' The first song is called "T-Shirt", you gotta be careful when it kicks in. Just don't be driving when you hear it for the first time. We have a bunch of guests we haven't told anybody about, some that will really surprise you. There is one who is probably the biggest pop star in the world and I'm not kidding sings backup on one of the heaviest songs on the record, and we're not telling anybody who it is."
Grohl also penned a note to fans on the Foo Fighters website:
REMEMBER THAT "BREAK" WE WERE TAKING?
WELL . WE LIED.
WE JUST SPENT THE LAST 6 MONTHS SECRETLY MAKING A GIGANTIC NEW FOO FIGHTERS ALBUM WITH OUR FRIEND/GENIUS/MASTERMIND GREG KURSTIN THAT WILL UNDOUBTEDLY FRY STEREOS FROM HERE TO FUKUOKA. START SAVING YOUR SPEAKER MONEY NOW. SORRY. ITS BIG.
ITS CALLED CONCRETE AND GOLD, COMES OUT SEPT. 15TH, AND HAS MORE TWISTS AND TURNS THAN A LIVE SENATE HEARING. LIKE A BOX OF REALLY LOUD CHOCOLATES. HOPE YOURE HUNGRY.
"Finally, Dave Grohl's inevitable transition into a flannel shirt-wearing Freddie Mercury-with-tats is complete. Kicking off the ninth Foo Fighters album with one minute and 22 seconds of Queen-worthy bombast, the glistening sonic flare that is 'T-Shirt' sets the tone for a blistering, high-gloss 'Concrete and Gold', a record that features some of the band's most vital and impressive tracks in years... The Foo Fighters' ninth is a little bit Queen, a little bit Prince and a lot great." - Leonie Cooper, NME
"'I don't wanna be king/I just wanna sing a love song,' declares Dave Grohl a default mission statement from the eternal sideman-turned-frontman. It opens what might be his group's most polished set, produced by pop guru Greg Kurstin, who sweetens the Foos' hard rock hooks without de-fanging them. The paradigmatic 'The Sky Is a Neighborhood' is latter-day Beatles with Queens of the Stone Age crunch; 'Sunday Rain' even has Paul McCartney playing drums on it. From stadium dive bombers like 'Run' and 'La Dee Da' to the acoustic soul that opens 'T-Shirt,' it's classic rock from a punk who never stopped believing." - Rolling Stone, 50 Best Albums of 2017
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3. Make It Right
4. The Sky Is A Neighborhood
1. La Dee Da
2. Dirty Water
4. Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)
1. Sunday Rain
2. The Line
3. Concrete And Gold