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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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Foo Fighters To Make Major Announcement: More Sonic Highways?

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 23 days from now. 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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Foo Fighters ‘Rick Roll’ Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas City

After hearing that Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) was going to protest the Foo Fighters Friday, August 21st concert at the Kansas City Sprint Center, Dave Grohl and company ‘Rick Rolled’ WBC who were protesting in front of the venue.  The flamboyant counter protest included the band in the back of a truck which was also blasting the Rick Astley hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” while drummer Taylor Hawkins waved a sign that read ‘You Got Rick Roll’d, Again’ and his drum tech sporting nothing but thong underwear below the waist.

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During the Foo Fighters set, Dave Grohl dedicated My Hero to those who “fight for what they believe in” in reference to U.S. soldiers who WBC often protest against.

The WBC Vs Foo Fighters protest/counter protest started in 2011 when WBC declared the Foo Fighters teachers of “fornication, adultery, and idolatry” and also referenced their pro stance on gay rights.  WBC went on to say “people in this nation have sinned away their day of grace and have so enraged their God that you are seeing new outpourings of his wrath continually. We will be there to remind you that the day of your destruction is upon you, even as you vainly seek comfort in the frivolities of this life.”

Here is the footage from the 2011 protest/counter protest.

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The Foo Fighters are currently on a massive world tour in support of their latest effort Sonic Highways.  A portion of European dates had to be postponed or cancelled due to Dave Grohl falling off the stage and fracturing his leg in Sweeden in June.

Foo Fighters Release Trailer For Upcoming HBO Series ‘Sonic Highways’

Foo Fighters have released a teaser trailer for their HBO series ‘Sonic Highways,’ which will detail the recording of the band’s upcoming eighth album. The new series will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the band and will feature cities such as New York and Seattle and studios such as Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio and Rancho De Luna in California.

Meanwhile, the band’s upcoming, currently untitled, LP is set for release this fall via Roswell/RCA Records. A press release explains that each song on the new album was recorded in a different city, featuring “local legends” on each song and lyrics inspired by the ”experiences, interviews and personalities that became part of the process.” Below, watch the first trailer for HBO’s ‘Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways:”