For those who fear that the rest of Grohl's bandmembers have been abducted by aliens and are now being experimented on in another galaxy, the drummer insisted the Foo Fighters are alive and well and will return to action after he finishes touring with Queens. While Grohl said the next Foo record is almost done (the band is just completing guitar overdubs), the recording process was so draining that after one set of sessions in a Los Angeles studio he decided to distance himself from the project and start again later.
Grohl described the new Foo songs as "faster" and "more aggressive," but added that there's an intriguing blend of melody and dissonance throughout the disc.
"We figured we're gonna get mean, we're gonna get ugly. And then I end up putting this four-part harmony on it, and all of sudden it's beautiful," he said. "Like wait a second, it was supposed to be gross, and now it's gorgeous."
When Grohl joined Nirvana in 1990, few people would have predicted that 12 years later he would be the brightest burning ember from the grunge rock era. In an environment that consisted of powerhouse rockers including Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Mudhoney, Grohl probably would have been the last person to foresee his future preeminence. And his current status is something he doesn't take for granted.
"I really feel like one of the luckiest people in the world," he concluded, clasping his hands and leaning forward. "We should never complain about anything. I swear to God, I think we have the best jobs in the world besides porn star guys."