Listen to new Foo Fighters song 'Waiting on a War'
The latest taster of album no.10 'Medicine at Midnight'
Last updated 14th Jan 2021
Starting melodic and acoustic driven with lovely orchestral flourishes complimenting Dave’s voice, 'Waiting on a War' soon grows in intensity for the final minute and evolves into a trademark Foo Fighters anthem.
Thematically, the song is very personal to Dave, as he explains: “As a child growing up in the suburbs of Washington DC, I was always afraid of war. I had nightmares of missiles in the sky and soldiers in my backyard, most likely brought upon by the political tension of the early 1980’s and my proximity to the Nation’s Capitol. My youth was spent under the dark cloud of a hopeless future.
“Last fall, as I was driving my 11 year old daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, ‘Daddy, is there going to be a war?’ My heart sank in my chest as I looked into her innocent eyes, because I realized that she was now living under that same dark cloud of a hopeless future that I had felt 40 years ago.
“I wrote 'Waiting On a War' that day.
“Everyday waiting for the sky to fall. Is there more to this than that? Is there more to this than just waiting on a war? Because I need more. We all do.
“This song was written for my daughter, Harper, who deserves a future, just as every child does.”
Listen to Foo Fighters’ ‘Waiting on a War’:
Following in the footsteps of the barnstorming ‘No Son of Mine’ and the Absolute Radio playlisted banger ‘Shame Shame’, ‘Waiting on a War’ is the third offshoot from Foo Fighters’ tenth studio album ‘Medicine at Midnight’, which lands on Friday 5th February 2021.
Prouduced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, engineered by Darrell Thorp and mixed by Mark “Spike” Stent, 'Medicine at Midnight' packs the following nine songs into 37 minutes:
1) Making a Fire
2) Shame Shame
4) Waiting on a War
5) Medicine at Midnight
6) No Son of Mine
7) Holding Poison
8) Chasing Birds
9) Love Dies Young
Dave Grohl's legendary career in photos:
Dave Grohl with Nirvana - 1991
Nirvana's Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic in a toilet in 1991. Where else?!
Dave Grohl with Nirvana - 1992
Nirvana's Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic backstage at the MTV Video Awards in 1992
Dave Grohl with Nirvana - 1993
Nirvana perform at MTV Live and Loud in December 1993.
Dave Grohl - 1994
Dave Grohl at Sony Studios in Culver City, California, United States in June 1994 - the year he formed Foo Fighters in the wake of Kurt Cobain's death
Dave Grohl - 1995
Dave Grohl performs in Brixton in November 1995
Dave Grohl - 1996
Dave Grohl performs with the Foo Fighters at Phoenix Festival, Stratford Upon Avon, in 1996
Dave Grohl - 1997
Foo Fighters perform at Tibetan Freedom Concert in New York in 1997.
Dave Grohl - 1998
Just a photo of Dave Grohl with a dolphin on holiday in the Gold Coast, Australia in 1998
Dave Grohl - 1999
Dave Grohl works as a cashier at Tower Records to support their album release in 1999.
Dave Grohl - 2000
Foo Fighters perform at The Bridge School Benefit held in the Shoreline Amphitheater, California. Lovely hat!
Dave Grohl - 2001
The Foo Fighters perform at V Festival in 2001.
Dave Grohl - 2002
Foo Fighters perform at MTV New Year's Eve Pajama Party at the MTV Times Square studios in New York City. December 31, 2002. Nice glasses Dave!
Dave Grohl - 2003
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and wife Jordyn Blum during Spike TV Presents The 2003 GQ Men of the Year Awards
Dave Grohl - 2004
Performing at the Rock in Rio Festival in Lisbon in 2004.
Dave Grohl - 2005
Foo Fighters performing live at Earls Court, London in December 2005.
Foo Fighters - 2006
Foo Fighters pose with Brian May at The O2 Silver Clef Awards in 2006.
Dave Grohl - 2007
Dave Grohl at Britain Live Earth Concert in 2007.
Dave Grohl - 2008
Dave Grohl performs at the pre-Grammy Awards party in 2008
Dave Grohl - 2009
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs on VH1 Storytellers on October 28, 2009
Dave Grohl - 2010
Dave Grohl poses with Glenn Five, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner of Anvil.
Dave Grohl - 2011
The Foo Fighters perform at Wembley Arena in 2011.
Foo Fighters - 2013
Foo Fighters at the 'Sound City' film premiere, Los Angeles in 2013.
Dave Grohl - 2014
Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear attend the premiere of HBO's "Foo Fighters Sonic Highway", in New York in 2014.
Dave Grohl - 2015
Foo Fighters' Performs at the Music Festival 'Rock Am Ring' in Mendig Germany in 2015.
Dave Grohl - 2016
The Foo Fighters at the Grammy Awards in February 2016.
Dave Grohl - 2017
Foo Fighters storm Glastonbury Festival in 2017
Dave Grohl - 2018
Dave Grohl performing with the Foo Fighters at the Cal Jam 18 Pop-Up Event at the Hollywood Palladium, LA
Dave Grohl on Sesame Street - 2019
Mr Grohl appeared on the 50th anniversary episode of Sesame Street, singing a joyous, rock-tinged tune called 'Here We Go Song' with Big Bird and Elmo as various iconic backdrops from across the USA appeared on the green screen. Of course, Dave is no stranger to Jim Henson's creations as he once had a drum-off with Animal from The Muppets.
The Foo Fighters' tenth album - 2020
In August 2019, drummer Taylor Hawkins confirmed that the Foo's latest album would be coming in 2020, telling RockSound, "From what I've heard from our fearless leader Dave Grohl, he has a lot of demos that he's worked on and I think we'll start, once this tour is over. I think not too soon after that we'll start the process of putting the songs together as a band."
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