The Foo Fighters have begun readying a documentary to be released later in 2011. Spitfire Pictures and Academy Award winner James Moll are slated to produce the documentary, which will “chronicle the entire history of the Foo Fighters from the cassette demos Dave Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer through their ascent to becoming one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.”
The Foos new album is set to be released this spring, which Grohl has noted is a return to the band’s hard rocking roots. “There’s 11 songs and front to back, there’s not one sleepy ballad,” Grohl explained, which they recorded in a makeshift studio set up in his garage.
The band recently gave NME a video tour of the garage, which you can watch here .
The band’s new album has been recorded with producer Butch Vig, whom Grohl last worked with during his time with Nirvana.
Fans of the band, in the US can, get a preview of the upcoming new album, by texting “TASTE” to 66937 to get a free new snippet of the music for their mobile phones.
The band is also scheduled to Headline NME Awards Big Gig 2011, at Wembley Arena, on February 25th.