Foo Fighters Planning Sonic Highways II For 2016

Foo Fighters producer Butch Vig has told Billboard that he believes there will be a Sonic Highways sequel, and it will likely happen in summer 2016 if discussions are successful. The first Sonic Highways was released as an album and HBO TV series last year.

“I think there is going to be a Sonic Highways II,” Butch Vig told Billboard. “But it’s still in discussions right now. I know Dave [Grohl] and HBO are both really want to do it, but it’s going to be different. It’s not going to be the same exact format as the last album… if it happens, it’ll probably happen next summer.”

Foo Fighters recently changed the background audio on their mysterious website with a countdown clock to a new instrumental that sounds very Pink Floyd inspired. It it also accompanied by a new image. Click here to download the song clip from Foo Fighters’ lobby website, and view the new image below.

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Foo Fighters have launched a new website featuring a countdown clock with audio in the background of people talking for a few minutes with Dave Grohl’s voice briefly being heard, set to expire later this month. On the website, Foo Fighters’ logo is in the middle of a U.S. highway sign that resembles U.S. Route 66 (and many others). Alternative Nation has put the countdown clock and the Route 66 sign side by side in the above photo.

U.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway and colloquially known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. Route 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in America, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles (3,940 km). The announcement may involve a tour in the area or perhaps a continuation of Sonic Highways, the band having recently recorded 5 new songs in Austin shows that the band have no plans to go on hiatus in the immediate future. What do you think is next for Foo Fighters and Sonic Highways? Let us know in the comment section!

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  • Felonious Punk

    “What do you think is next for Foo Fighters and Sonic Highways? Let us know in the comment section!”

    I think we’ll hear Corndog and his fellow Foo haters continue to bitch about Dave Grohl’s music but secretly enjoy that shit because you really can’t like music and not like Dave Grohl, y’know

    • Corndog

      You may question my parentage, point at my hair and laugh, mock my crappy car or whatever, but to accuse someone of enjoying Dave Grohl’s god awful shitty mediocre rock by numbers music, well that’s just wrong man. That is so mean!

      I’m shocked and appalled.

      • Ben

        Well put!!

  • Ben

    To be honest I would rather Sonic Highways II then another Foo album at the moment.

    • jcal7

      The show was really interesting, but the album doesn’t measure up to the ambition of the show if you know what I mean. I enjoyed the album too but thought the places they played didn’t come across in the music itself. Hoping this countdown clock leads to some new songs though, something without the heavy context of the last two and just focuses on putting out good music.

      • Ben

        Agreed!

    • Hwang Sunghyeop

      I think so, I am the river is the great moment in this album.

  • Billy

    i’ll take new Foo or SH2. Not a ton of 2015 albums, so i’ll take what i can get.