In Your Honor features a diverse batch of guests, including Norah Jones, former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme.
"It’s our fifth album and our tenth year together--we had to make an event of it," says Dave Grohl of IN
YOUR HONOR, the Foo Fighters’ double album that looks to be the defining statement of an exemplary career that stands unmatched in rock ‘n’ roll: Love, loss, clubs, arenas, stadiums, blood, sweat, tears, platinum and
Grammys®... Foo Fighters have done it all--and on IN YOUR HONOR, they do it one better.
IN YOUR HONOR opens with a blistering tour de force title track that matches and possibly exceeds the ferocity
of any of the heaviest tracks Foo Fighters have ever recorded, from the Best Hard Rock Grammy®-winning
"All My Life" to perennial favorites like "Monkey Wrench." This first of two discs more than lives up to Grohl’s mission statement of being "the most asskicking
thing we’ve ever done," yielding one flawless FF barnstormer after another: First single "Best Of You" is
possibly the heaviest AND most melodic thing the band has ever done period, while "DOA, "Resolve" and "No Way
Back" do their level best to up the energy level exponentially.
IN YOUR HONOR’s second disc showcases the sensitive side that made sleeper hits out of the acoustic versions
of "Everlong" and "Times Like These." Though not an "acoustic" or "unplugged" record per se, it explores
the gentler side of the Foo Fighters musical beast, with strains of sunny California freedom rock running through "What If I Do" and "Miracle." There’s even a touch of bossa nova on "Virginia Moon," while elsewhere on
the second disc John Paul Jones lends a hand.
Dave Grohl has said that IN YOUR HONOR is the album he wants Foo Fighters to be remembered for. That’ll
be no mean feat, considering their first four albums generated over 10 million worldwide sales and 4 Grammy®
Awards. But it’s a task that "one of the best rock bands in the world" (SPIN) is ready to take on.