2020 marks the 25-year anniversary of the Foo Fighters – and they’re not holding anything back.

The band will kick off the celebrations with a brand new album. On Wednesday, Dave Grohl confirmed that the album is finished.

In an interview with Bill Simmons, Grohl confirmed that the album was done and that it features a guitar riff he’s been working on for 25 years.

“We just finished making a record. Some of those songs, the best ones happen in 45 minutes. Then there’s other songs – there’s a riff on the new record that I’ve been working on for 25 years. The first time I demoed it was in my basement in Seattle.”

During the conversation, Grohl brought up another project – a documentary about touring in a van.

“I’ve interviewed everybody… The Beatles toured in a van, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, U2, everybody had a van. There’s something about that time, you wear it as a badge.”

He continued saying, “The movie isn’t so much about really awesome van tour anecdotes, it’s more about the drive to do it. Why would anyone give up everything, quit their jobs, leave everything behind, just to chase this dream there’s no guarantee you’re ever going to make it? And you starve, you bleed, you’re sick, you’re pissed, you get taken to jail and in fights, but you always make it to the next gig. Everyone has the same story, and its the key to success.”

Grohl also discussed the Foo’s near break up of 2001, his love of Queens of the Stone Age and Billie Eilish and tells a funny story about drinking alone in a bar with The Cure’s Roberts Smith until 5:30 in the morning. Take a listen below.

Foo Fighters have yet to confirm a release date for their new album.

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