Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins revealed that record sales in the music business are currently horrible in a new radio interview.
Hawkins was asked if Foo Fighters were tempted to go back and tinker with their new album Medicine at Midnight, due to the long wait and delay, after three new Foo Fighters songs just surfaced.
“Oh, no. It was done and it was done. Actually, we did it really fast, Dave did some demoing and he said, ‘Let’s go.’ I mean, we were done, maybe took a month and a half or something altogether.”
He added, “We worked fast, Greg works really quick – [producer] Greg Kurstin was extremely fast. We don’t get too precious – you go in and you do it, and if it’s good it’s good. If it’s not, you don’t sit around and scratch your head about it for six weeks about one song. I’m not interested in that; Dave’s not interested in that – none of us are. And that’s why we’re not sitting on it anymore.
This was Dave’s decision to put out this record now because all the business asides are saying – we’ve looked at our spreadsheets and, by the way, no one’s selling anything right now. I think we have a pretty damn loyal fan base, and they always give us a shot every time. And at a time when everybody’s just having a hard time period and the story at that time to maybe give some light and joy to some people just through music.
Spreadsheets are spreadsheets, and the facts of the record business right now are not great. I mean, people generally aren’t listening to new music, but our fans that listen to all of our records will listen to this one, and I’ll be happy to have it, and we’ll be happy that they have it.”