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Taylor Hawkins Talks State of Foo Fighters, Recording New Material


Though its members have also been working on some individual projects, Foo Fighters continue to make progress on their eighth album, the follow-up to 2011's "Wasting Light."

There's been all sorts of speculation about what the quintet is up to, including recording at several legendary studios, but drummer Taylor Hawkins tells us that for now the Foos are keeping things close to the vest:

"We're not done yet. We're still kind of in the middle of a project, and I can't really discuss what it is. I don't know what you heard or whatever, and I just want to be safe. Whatever you've heard, OK. I'm trying to keep it kind of mellow. The only thing I can tell, you, and this is the God's honest truth, is that we as a band more so than ever can walk into a studio and record a song anyway we want, as quick as we want, to the best of our ability, and that's a development...As a band we're playing better than we've ever played. I just know it. I can feel it. I can hear it, and that's the most important thing and it's awesome."

Hawkins says he expects the album will be out before the end of the year. Meanwhile, he'll launch his new band the Birds of Satan, formed with Chevy Metal bandmates Wiley Hodgen and Mick Murphy, with a debut album on April 15.