In a message posted on the band’s official website, the group also confirmed the details of their collaboration with frontman Dave Grohl‘s ex-Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic who, along with producer Butch Vig, has created headlines thanks to the links to Nirvana’s celebrated ‘Nevermind‘ album.
The post reveals Novoselic will play bass and accordion on ‘I Should Have Known‘, while Pat Smear, another musician with strong Nirvana links, ‘joins the permanent FF core’.
“With the recently leaked snippet of opener ‘Bridge Burning‘ having surpassed 500,000 plays in one week, Foo Fighters have now unleashed a second morsel of hard rock goodness from their upcoming seventh studio album, out April 12 on Roswell/RCA,” the message reads.
“Foo Fighters’ still untitled seventh album, produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, was recorded entirely on analogue tape in the garage of Dave Grohl’s home in California’s San Fernando Valley,” the message continues. “The new record also marks the Foo Fighters’ first full length effort with legendary producer Butch Vig, who produced new tracks ‘Wheels‘ and ‘Word Forward‘ on 2009’s Greatest Hits and with whom Dave Grohl first worked on Nirvana’s classic ‘Nevermind‘.”
The record is the follow-up to 2007’s ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace‘.