The first major league rock band to release new music in 2021, Foo Fighters struck gold with their new album Medicine At Midnight: the band’s tenth studio set, MAM debuted at number on album charts in the UK, Australia, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland, as well as smashing into the US Billboard 200 chart at number 3. Not a bad way to kick off a new year.
As a little thank you from the Foo Fighters’ camp, bandleader Dave Grohl has kindly taken the time to talk us through the origin stories of every song on the nine-track Medicine At Midnight, from punchy opener Making A Fire through to the emotional set closer Love Dies Young.
“I remember after we recorded Making A Fire, I was, like, Oh, fuck yes, we are on to some shit that we’ve never done before,” recalls Grohl.
Here’s how the album unfolded, in the words of Grohl, Foos guitarist Pat Smear and keyboard player Rami Jaffee.
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- Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace - 180 Gram - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £24.99, $33.99, €27.99 (New Item) (arrived 25-Nov-2020 10:35)on March 7, 2021 at 5:32 pm
FOO FIGHTERS Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2015 UK/EU limited edition issue of the 2007 12-track 2-LP pressed on 180 gram Vinyl, including the explosive single The Pretender. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with printed inners,and remains factory sealed from new)
- Foo Fighters - Walk - Japanese - CD-R acetate - Promo - £10.00, $13.60, €11.20 (Back In Stock) (arrived 10-Nov-2020 15:49)on March 7, 2021 at 5:32 pm
FOO FIGHTERS Walk (2011 Japanese 1-track advance promotional CD-R released to herald their immense Back And Forth documentary. The custom printed disc with Japanese release information comes in a clear slimline jewel case)
- Foo Fighters - Dave Grohl Interview - Dutch - CD album - Promo - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (Back In Stock) (arrived 10-Nov-2020 15:42)on March 7, 2021 at 5:32 pm
FOO FIGHTERS Dave Grohl Interview (Rare 1997 official Roswell/EMI promotional-only interview CD featuring audio answers by Dave Grohl, with the questions and answer cue prompts printed inside the sleeve so that radio programmers & producers can get their star DJs to appear to conduct the interview! CDIN107)
- Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench - 3 Track - Dutch - CD single - £3.99, $5.43, €4.47 (Back In Stock) (arrived 10-Nov-2020 15:43)on March 7, 2021 at 5:32 pm
FOO FIGHTERS Monkey Wrench (1997 Dutch 3-track CD single, including Up In Arms [Slow Version] & The Colour And The Shape - taken from the album 'The Colour And The Shape', picture sleeve)
- Foo Fighters - DOA - UK - 2-CD single set - £6.99, $9.51, €7.83 (Back In Stock) (arrived 10-Nov-2020 15:43)on March 7, 2021 at 5:32 pm
FOO FIGHTERS DOA (Deleted 2005 UK 6-track enhanced two CD single set, also including their cover version of the Cream classic I Feel Free, previously unreleased recording Skin & Bones - which was not only recorded backstage at T-In-The-Park 2005 for Radio 1 but was only written 30 minutes prior to going on stage, along with the Best Of You CD-Rom Video; each part with its respective picture sleeve)