Foo Fighters will “make a new album when the time is right,” says guitarist

ABC/Travis BellRumor has it that Foo Fighters will be recording a new album this year, but guitarist Chris Shiflett says the band hasn't hit the studio just yet.

"I don't know what our plans are, but we'll make a new album when the time is right," Shiflett tells NME.

The new album rumors started when a producer for the BottleRock Napa Valley festival, which the Foos will headline this year, told the Napa Valley Register that Dave Grohl and company will be spending this year "recording a new album."

"There will be a new Foo Fighters at some point," Shiflett says.

The BottleRock festival, held May 26-28 in Napa, California, is the only currently scheduled Foo Fighters show in North America for 2017. The band will be touring the European festival circuit this summer, including a headlining spot at Glastonbury. The Foos were scheduled to perform at the 2015 edition of the U.K. mega-festival, but had to cancel after Grohl famously broke his leg during a show in Sweden.

"It's like the one festival that I've still never been to, so I'm looking forward to it," Shiflett says of Glastonbury. "I've never had the Glastonbury experience."

Meanwhile, Shiflett will release his new solo album, West Coast Town, on April 14.

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