Dave Grohl has released His Metal Album ‘Dream Widow’


The Foo Fighters frontman and two-time Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee turns his creative energies into a new, considerably heavier project, Dream Widow.

Dropping like a two-ton stone on Friday (March 25), Dream Widow is a companion to the Foos’ full-length feature film, Studio 666. It’s a throw-back to the heavy metal of old, dragged from the belly of the beasts that are Metallica and Motorhead, two of Grohl’s influences, with a touch of Ministry and Van Halen.

Blending screamo, incendiary guitars and solos galore, the album, and its artwork, should be a wind-up for those who spend more time at church than rock concerts.

“I can feel a black wind blowing,” Grohl sings on “Cold,” track 2 of 8, and a number that defines the mood.

Credited to Foo Fighters on DSPs, the Dream Widow project shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone who has followed Grohl’s career. The multi-instrumentalist was weened on the heavy stuff, and he’s a serial collaborator and side-project operator. Think heavier-edged Probot and Queens of the Stone Age efforts.

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The rocker and his bandmates changed tac for the comedy horror Studio 666, which, in his own words, follows the storyline of “band moves into creepy old house, starts making a record, the house is haunted, I become possessed, I murder the whole band and go solo.”

And earlier this month, the Foos made the long-haul to Australia earlier for a one-off stadium date in Geelong, a taster for a full-scale tour Down Under later this year. Those dates are the long-overdue shows in support of 2021’s Medicine for Midnight, the band’s 10th studio album.

Medicine at Midnight debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and helping the rockers set a new record for the most career top 10s on the Rock & Alternative Airplay chart. The set is nominated for best rock album at the upcoming 64th annual Grammy Awards. The band has won a record four times in that category.

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