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Foo Fighters share frantic new 'Dream Widow' song and it sounds a bit like Motorhead

Dave Grohl in Studio 666
(Image credit: Foo Fighters/YouTube)

Foo Fighters have shared March Of The Insane, a song from a fictional band called Dream Widow, taken from the soundtrack of the band's upcoming horror movie Studio 666

The song, a 110mph thrasher which cranks along like some long-lost Motorhead classic, is credited to the mysterious Dream Widow, who we've been assured have absolutely nothing to do with the real band Foo Fighters, and who – according to the movie's plot – were a band who'd recorded at the studio location before Foo Fighters showed up and, you know, terrible things began to happen.

"The 'rock band film' as a tradition seems to have disappeared," Grohl tells Rolling Stone. (opens in new tab) "Whether it was A Hard’s Day’s Night or [The Ramones’] Rock ‘n’ Roll High School or Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park or the fucking Spice Girls movie. We’re not going for There Will Be Blood. We just want to have fun in that old tradition of rock'n'roll. 

"Whenever anyone asks me what my favourite rock-band horror film is, I always say it’s that documentary Dig! about the Dandy Warhols and Brian Jonestown Massacre, because that’s the most terrifying movie I’ve ever seen. It might top The Exorcist."

Although the band are keeping much of the detail of the new film firmly under wraps, Grohl has revealed a little about Dream Widow. "The singer went nuts," he told Mojo late last year, "and murdered his whole band over creative differences."

The location of Studio 666 was a mansion in Encino, CA – once rented by Grohl as his home – where Foo Fighters recorded their tenth studio album, Medicine At Midnight. Directed by BJ McDonnell (who worked on the 2013 slasher Hatchett III and multiple Slayer videos), Studio 666 hits the big screen on February 25. For showtimes, check out the Studio 666 website (opens in new tab)

Meanwhile, The Foos have added another 10 shows to their North American schedule. Full dates below (additions in bold).

Foo Fighters 2022 Tour

Dec 02: Las Vegas Dolby Live, NV
Dec 04: Las Vegas Dolby Live, NV|
Dec 07: Sacramento Golden 1 Center, CA
Dec 09: Fresno Save Mart Center, CA
Feb 26: Tempe Innings Festival, AZ
Mar 15: Mexico City Foro Sol, Mexico
Mar 20: Buenos Aires Lollapalooza, Argentina
Mar 22: Asunción Asuncionico Festival, Paraguay
Mar 25: Bogotá Festival Estereo Picnic, Colombia
Mar 27: São Paulo Lollapalooza, Brazil
May 14: Burgettstown The Pavilion at Star Lake, PA
May 16: Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion, MD|
May 20: Raleigh Coastal Credit Union Music Park, NC
May 22: Daytona Beach Welcome to Rockville, FL
May 24: Charlotte PNC Music Pavilion, NC
May 27: Boston Calling Music Festival, MA
Jun 08: Berlin Flughafen Tempelhof, Germany
Jun 10: Nickelsdorf Nova Rock Festival, Austria
Jun 12: Milan I-Days, Italy
Jun 14: Basel St. Jakob-Park, Switzerland
Jun 16: Valencia Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Spain
Jun 18: Lisbon Rock in Rio Lisbon, Portugal
Jun 20: Madrid Wanda Metropolitano Stadium , Spain
Jun 22: Nîmes Festival de Nimes, France
Jun 23: Nîmes Festival de Nimes, France
Jun 25: Manchester Emirates Old Trafford, UK
Jun 27: Birmingham Villa Park, UK
Jun 30: London Stadium, UK
Jul 02: London Stadium, UK
Jul 17: New York Citi Field, NY
Jul 19: Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center, NY
Jul 22: Toronto Rogers Centre, Ontario
Jul 24: Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field, PA
Jul 27: Bangor Maine Savings Amphitheater, ME
Jul 29: Montreal Oshega Music and Arts Festival, Quebec
Aug 01: Noblesville Ruoff Music Center, IN
Aug 03: TBC Minneapolis, MN
Aug 06: Denver Empower Field at Mile High, Colorado
Aug 08: West Valley City Usana Amphitheatre, UT
Aug 19: Big Sky Events Arena, MT
Aug 13: Seattle T-Mobile Park, WA
Aug 08: Los Angeles Banc of California Stadium, CA
Aug 08: Los Angeles Banc of California Stadium, CA
Sep 18: Sioux Falls Denny Sanford Premier Center, SD
Sep 21: Winnipeg Canada Life Centre, MB
Sep 23: Saskatoon SaskTel Centre, SK
Sep 25: Regina Brandy Centre, SK
Sep 27: Edmonton Rogers Place, AB
Sep 29: Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome, AB
Oct 01: Penticton South Okanagan Events Centre, BC
Oct 03: Victoria Save On Foods Memorial Centre, BC
Oct 05: Vancouver Rogers Arena, BC
Oct 07: Bend Hayden Homes Amphitheater, OR

Fraser Lewry
Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 36 years in music industry, online for 23. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.