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Dave Grohl releases Dream Widow thrash metal album from ‘Studio 666’ story

Listen to the "lost" album by the doomed 'Studio 666' band

By Charlotte Krol

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl playing guitar in Studio 666
Dave Grohl (Credit: Foo Fighters/YouTube)

Dave Grohl has released his much-promised thrash metal album by the fictional band featured in the plot of ‘Studio 666’, Dream Widow.

‘Studio 666’, which hit cinemas last month, sees his band the Foo Fighters play themselves as they hire a mansion in Encino, California to record their 10th album ‘Medicine At Midnight’.

But before long, Grohl becomes possessed by a curse and begins attacking his bandmates. It’s revealed that, decades earlier, the fictional group Dream Widow similarly fell victim to such horrors. The band recorded a “lost album” before the frontman killed them all.

Grohl had intended to release Dream Widow’s record on the same day of ‘Studio 666”s release on February 25, but he missed the deadline. Now, the album is ready to stream in full, kicking off with an intense death metal opener, ‘Encino’. Stream below.

Talking to Rolling Stone UK in a recent interview about the process that went into his leading role, Grohl said: “It’s funny because there is one scene where I’m just sitting at a table and I’m in a trance and I’m about to kill Taylor and I’d watched ‘Joker’ before filming it. So I just thought, ‘What would Joaquin Phoenix do here?’”

“I have so much respect for these incredible actors who have been in some of my favourite movies of all time,” Grohl continued, “but I am in no way an actor myself. To pull any inspiration from any of these people would be ridiculous, I just wouldn’t know what to do.”

Nevertheless, some critics have praised ‘Studio 666’, the title of which is a nod to Studio 606, the group’s space Los Angeles. The Observer called the film “oddly endearing”.

Meanwhile, the Dream Widow LP marks the second tongue-in-cheek release by Foo Fighters in as many years, after last July’s album of disco covers, ‘Hail Satin’, released under the name Dee Gees.

Foo Fighters’ last album was 2020’s ‘Medicine at Midnight’, which they’ll take on the road in the UK this summer: shows in Manchester, Birmingham and London are booked. See the dates below.

JUNE 2022:
25 – Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford
27 – Birmingham, Villa Park
30 – London, London Stadium

JULY 2022:
02 – London, London Stadium