Rock group Foo Fighters dropped two new songs ahead of the release of their latest album "Sonic Highways," NME reports.
"Outside," which was inspired by Los Angeles and "What Did I Do?/God as My Witness," which speaks of Austin, TX, are two of the songs the band released before their new record drops in stores on November 10.
The record contains eight tracks recorded in eight different American cities: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Austin, Nashville and Washington, D.C. Each song was also recorded with an artist who represents the city.
The band's frontman Dave Grohl described the album as "instantly recognizable as a Foo Fighters record" but with a twist in an interview with Rolling Stone.
"There's something deeper and more musical to it," he added. "I think that these cities and these people influenced us to stretch out and explore new territory, without losing our 'sound.'"
Apart from the upcoming album, fans can also expect a major gig from the band, according to Loudwire.
In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the band will play on July 4, 2015 at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium, along with the collaborators on their new record. Blues musician Buddy Guy will represent Chicago. Joan Jett will hold the banners for Los Angeles and New York. Hip hop star LL Cool J will also represent New York.
Singer-songwriter Gary Clark, Jr. will represent Austin. Trouble Funk will play for Washington, D.C. Heart will perform for Seattle. And Trombone Shorty will represent New Orleans.
In celebration of their anniversary, Grohl originally planned to re-record the album they first came out with as the group they are now, according to NME. He decided against it when drummer Taylor Hawkins said "people would f***king hate it."
"At one point I thought, 'You know what would be really funny? To re-record the first Foo Fighters record as the band we are now," he told the publication. "'Coz the first record isn't the Foo Fighters, it's just me."
He continued, "Taylor was like, 'Are you out of your f***king mind?! That's the worst idea ever! People would f***king hate it!'"
The Foo Fighters released their self-titled debut album on July 4, 1995.
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