Foo Fighters Friday
Foo Fighters are taking over MAX!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND | Friday, 19th January from 9AM AEDT
To celebrate the release of their new album, Concrete and Gold, we’re handing over the reins to Dave and Taylor, and Foo Fighters TV is taking to the airwaves.
Relive the magic of their longest ever live gig at Goat Island in Sydney, trawl back through their music video catalogue, and chat with the Fooies.
Get a dose of the Foos all day on Foo Fighters Friday, only on MAX.
What we know about Concrete And Gold
“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.”
So speaks Dave Grohl of the mission statement made manifest in Foo Fighters’ ninth epic, the aptly titled Concrete and Gold, due out September 15th worldwide.
Just as Foo Fighters’ anthem of the summer ‘Run’ “opens as a dreamy, slow burner then… quickly turns heavy as thunder” (BILLBOARD) with its “huge triumphant chorus” (STEREOGUM), Concrete and Gold marries some of the most insanely heavy FF riffs ever with lush harmonic complexities courtesy of a first time team-up with producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Pink).
This unlikely alliance came about through a bizarre sequence of surprise musical obsessions and chance encounters: Listening to the radio during a drive roughly four years ago, Grohl first heard ‘Again and Again’ by Kurstin’s band The Bird & The Bee—“It blew my mind… it was so much more sophisticated than anything I’d ever heard and I became obsessed.”
Some months later, Grohl would randomly spot and fanboy out over “the guy from The Bird & The Bee!” aka Greg Kurstin. The two became fast friends over common musical loves with Grohl learning that his new favourite band had been on hiatus due to Kurstin’s workload as a producer.
Months, sounds and stories (more on those soon, promise) and so many guitars later, the 11-Grammy-winning, 25+ million-record-selling, last great American stadium rock band had completed its most ambitious album ever.