Butch Vig Talks ‘Guerrilla Style’ Recording On New Foo Fighters Album

Butch Vig discussed Foo Fighters’ new album Sonic Highways on JSOnline:

“The old Austin City Limits (in Texas), that’s just a big old empty stage with no infrastructure, no recording facilities, no record tape decks. We’d wire it all up and it was a pain in the butt, but it was also exciting to do it guerilla-style,” Vig said. “It was the same in New Orleans at Preservation Hall. It’s just a wooden room. We had a makeshift control room by the alleyway in the manager’s office. There was a crowd outside the last day, so they threw open the doors and windows and played an hour and a half set. There were like 2,000 people there in about five minutes.”

Foo Fighters will release Sonic Highways on November 10th.