Foo Fighters’ “Million Dollar Demos” Have Showed Up Online. Listen While You Can.

Back in 2001, the Foo Fighters started work on what they hoped would be their fourth album. Unfortunately, none of the sessions went very well. All the songs were scrapped and the band went out on tour to buy some time what to do next. These abandoned tracks have gone down in Foos history as the “Million Dollar Demos” after their alleged cost.  After returning from that tour, the Foos recorded One by One–and things turned out just fine.

There are eleven songs in the collection of which only three–“Tired of You,” “Walking a Line” and “Normal”–were ever released. Two songs were leaked (“Have It All” and “Come Back”) while the last five were only available as 30-second clips.

It’s these last seven songs that are of interest. Here’s a sample. The rest can be source at Reddit.

As a bonus, here’s an early demo of “I’ll Stick Around.”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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