- Publish Date
- Thursday, 4 February 2021, 8:46AM
Foo Fighters are finally set to release their tenth full-length album, Medicine at Midnight, on February 5th, and the band is celebrating (virtually) during their iHeartRadio Album Release Party.
Medicine at Midnight follows 2017's Concrete and Gold, and showcases nine new songs including "Shame Shame," "Waiting on a War" and "No Son of Mine."
During a recent interview with Q104.3, Dave Grohl explained that their new album was actually ready for release last year to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary, and the band's decision to delay the release. He explained, "We were totally done — mixed, mastered, ready to go. Artwork was done, t-shirts were being made, equipment was on the trucks — we were good to go. And then everything just kind of shut down. Then it was months and months of trying to decide when we would release it. ‘OK, do we just put it out now?’ ‘No, let’s wait. Maybe we’ll see what happens.’ A month later, ‘Do we put it out now?’ ‘No, let’s wait.'”
He continued: “So, six or seven months went by, and I’m, like, 'We make this music for people to hear. We don’t just make it so that we can go hit the road. We write these songs so people can enjoy them and sing along, whether it’s in their kitchen by themselves with a bottle of Crown Royal or in a stadium bouncing around, singing the choruses.' So, I was, like, right now, more than ever, people need something to lift their spirits, something to give them some feeling of relief or escape. I was, like: ‘We’ve gotta put it out. Let’s put it out right now.'"
During their exclusive iHeartRadio Album Release Party, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl will listen along to Medicine at Midnight, as well as talk about the album and more during a Q&A hosted by iHeartRadio's Booker.
How To Stream The Show
Fans can listen and tune in free for a stream of the exclusive iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Foo Fighters on Saturday, February 6th at 2pm NZT via iHeartRadio's YouTube channel above!
Get pumped for the exclusive iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Foo Fighters by listening to some of their 'Medicine at Midnight' songs below.
This article was first published on iheart.com and is republished here with permission