Dave Grohl Revisits Old Demos in an Exclusive ‘Sonic Highways’ Outtake

In a newly released outtake from Sonic Highways (Foo Fighters’ 2014 documentary series), frontman Dave Grohl sits down with producer Barrett Jones in his recording studio Laundry Room in Arlington, Washington to reminisce of earlier days recording the band’s 1995 self-titled debut album.

The union also put forward the opportunity to revisit some of Foo Fighters’ old demos, at which Grohl seems to wince and gawk.

The songs in mention are “Watered It Down” and “Slackers Password.” Grohl commented on one particular moment during his audio flashback saying “Interesting and weird… it reminds me of our living room.”

This past June the band announced the coming of their ninth studio album titled Concrete and Gold, which is set for a worldwide release on September 16 via RCA and Roswell.

Rolling Stone interviewed Grohl in a recent piece posted on June 20 in which the grunge rocker talked about how the band chose to work with producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin. Known for his work with Adele, Pink, the Shins, Ellie Goulding, and Lily Allen (to name a few), Kurstin fit the bill to produce Foo Fighters new album given his lack of focus on the alternative rock genre in particular.

“I think maybe Greg is the guy because he’s never made a heavy rock record before, and we’ve never worked with a pop producer… our noise and Greg’s big brain, his sophisticated arrangements and composition.”

Foo Fighters will head out on a fall run in support of Conrete and Gold, first hitting up The Anthem in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 12. The 25-date tour will wrap at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah on Tuesday, December 12.

Check out a full list of dates on their official website where you can also pre-order the new record.

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