New Foo Fighters album: release date confirmed

US rockers the Foo Fighters have revealed the release date for their highly-anticipated eighth album.

Sony Music confirmed the band's "as-yet untitled" album would come out in November.

"I've pulled up the family tree of American music and exposed its roots to find inspiration for the next Foo Fighters album," frontman Dave Grohl said.

The band recorded each song in a different US city: Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington DC.

Each recording session featured local legends sitting in, and Grohl wrote the lyrics in an experimental style: he held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so he could be inspired by the experiences, interviews for the band's upcoming TV series, and other local personalities who became part of the process.

The band also leaked a surprise teaser to their new TV series for the American HBO channel, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways.

The sneak peek features the first passage of music from the eighth album.

The rockers recently hinted they may tour Down Under, with a teasing message to fans posted on their Facebook page:"Hey AU/NZ pals ... It's been WAYYY too long.

"If you want to make sure to stay up on all the news ... Sign up by clicking the envelope here:

"Cause you never know where/when the Foo's may show up. Just sayin..." the band posted on the Facebook page.

While it read like a massive hint the rockers will come Down Under, the link on the Facebook post led to a page encouraging people to sign up to their mailing list or share the link to their mailing list via Twitter and Facebook - and ultimately promoting their album.

The Foo Fighters last performed in New Zealand in 2011 with Jack Black's band Tenacious D.

- AAP

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