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Dave Grohl and Butch Vig are collaborating

AAP logoAAP 9/08/2016 Danielle McGrane

Dave Grohl is working on a project with legendary producer Butch Vig.

Vig, the man responsible for producing Nirvana's seminal Nevermind album and the Foo Fighters' albums Wasting Light and Sonic Highways, confirmed the pair have been working on something together, although he wouldn't reveal if it was for a new Foo Fighters album or a Dave Grohl solo project.

Vig is also the drummer and co-producer of the post-grunge band Garbage and revealed the collusion with Grohl was happening alongside several other projects he has on the go.

"I'm working on a bunch of things. Some new Garbage music, a collaboration with Dave Grohl," Vig told AAP.

Grohl and Vig have a long working relationship dating back to the early 1990s when Grohl was the drummer with Nirvana and up to their recent work on the Foo Fighters' records.

Speculation has been mounting that Vig has been working with Grohl on another Foos album.

In March, Vig told The Daily Beast that he had met with Grohl who had been writing some songs.

Vig also appeared in a spoof video made by the Foo Fighters in March in which the band responded to rumours that their frontman was about to release a solo album.

The video dispelled the rumours with a statement at the end that included: "For the millionth time, we're not breaking up."

Even Vig thought Grohl was working on an album at the time.

"He (Grohl) called me just a couple of hours before and said `Dude I'm going to make a solo record, come record me'," Vig said.

"Obviously I realised right away when I got there that it was going to be kind of funny and crazy but that's one of the things I like about working with Dave, there's this great energy but there's a sense of humour and he takes everything very seriously but he doesn't take it too serious. He likes to have fun," he said.

"That energy spills out to everyone he works with, it really does. It's very infectious."

The Foo Fighters released an EP, St Cecilia, in 2015 and their last album, Sonic Highways, was released the year previously.

The ambitious album preceded an eight-part docuseries in which Grohl delved into the history of music with interviews in eight different US cities.

Vig has previously stated that Grohl was keen to make another Sonic Highways, which points to the possibility that the pair are working on the next Foos album.

"I love working with him because he has this crazy energy and it's good because I think that we respond to working with each other, and we have a bunch of new things we're working on at the moment that are really pretty exciting," he told AAP.

*Butch Vig will be touring Australia with Garbage for an east coast tour and the A Day on the Green concert series from November.

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