Time flies! It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since the Foo Fighters released their self-titled debut album in the summer of 1995. Now, in honor of the milestone anniversary, the legendary rockers are dropping a new record, Medicine at Midnight, on February 5 — a year later than planned due to the pandemic.

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It must be weird to be celebrating your 25th anniversary right now.
DG
: Yeah. We started planning for 2020 more than a year-and-a-half ago. We knew we were going to start making a record and tour, and then in March, everything just stopped. But in a way, it was good for us because we hadn’t stopped working in 10 years. This is really the first time we’ve settled down and come back home for a long time. We had to figure out how to do it, and we decided the most important thing is that people get to hear the music. All those other fun plans can wait. 

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Medicine at Midnight is the most danceable album you’ve made. 
I realized we’ve done the acoustic thing and the noisy thing, but we’ve never really made the party record. I thought, OK, well, instead of just retiring into the sunset with a nice sleepy acoustic album, I was like, “F**k that! Let’s make something people will really bounce around to.” 

It also has political undertones. 
When we got back together and started rehearsing the songs, we kind of fell in love with them again. I mean, the lyrics were written in October and November of 2019, long before the pandemic or any of the current political climate. But they still apply today, maybe more so. 

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You’ve also been busy making documentaries. 
I finally finished making What Drives Us, about bands touring in vans. I interviewed musicians from Metallica, Guns N’ Roses… everybody started in the same place. The movie ended up being about the inspiration and why people throw their lives away and jump in a s**tty old van to go share their music with the world. 

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What about performing with your daughters [Violet, 14, Harper, 11, and Ophelia, 6]?
Listen, I have one kid that wants to be a musician and two that look at me like I’m a f**king , you know? They’re just like, “Oh, that’s dad’s job, whatever.” So maybe one day.

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