The Foo Fighters have been dominating headlines with new music like their latest album Medicine at Midnight (which is all sorts of brilliant), a side project disco album called Hail Satin (equally as brilliant), and a memoir from frontman Dave Grohl among other things.
With so much going on - including playing several instantly iconic live shows around the country - it'd be hard to believe that any Foo related project could be kept under wraps, so the announcement of a secret movie the group filmed and starred in comes as a huge surprise.
Directed by BJ McDonnell, the film - titled STUDIO 666 - follows what happens when the legendary rock band (with Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee playing themselves) rents an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their 10th album.
Trouble is, Grohl is creatively blocked, and when evil forces in the house sink into his consciousness, the creative juices begin flowing but so too does the blood. Can they complete the album with the band still alive to tour?
“After decades of ridiculous music videos and numerous music documentaries under our collective belts, it was finally time to take it to the next level… A full length feature horror comedy film,” said Grohl. “Like most things Foo, STUDIO 666 began with a far fetched idea that blossomed into something bigger than we ever imagined possible. Filmed at the same house where we recorded our latest album Medicine at Midnight — told you that place was haunted! — we wanted to recapture the classic magic that all of our favorite rock and roll movies had, but with a twist: hilarious gore that fucking rocks.
And now, with the help of Tom Ortenberg and the team at Open Road Films we can finally let this cat out of the bag after keeping it our best kept secret for two years. Be ready to laugh, scream, and headbang in your popcorn. STUDIO 666 will f*ck you up.”
“STUDIO 666 is a perfect combination of all things I love." added McDonnell. "Rock, horror, and comedy all tied together in a very thrilling motion picture. I am so excited to have teamed up with the Foo Fighters to create an old school band movie. It’s been years since we’ve seen something like The Beatles Help!, The Monkees’ Head, or KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. Take that ’60s / ’70s old school band film fun, mix it with horror and STUDIO 666 is born! I am so ecstatic for audiences of film and music to come together and enjoy our film.”
'STUDIO 666' hits theaters February 25th, 2022.
Watch the just released trailer below.