They're one of the most famous rock bands on the planet, but Foo Fighters apparently aren't afraid to take risks.

If you're a fan of Dave Grohl and co.'s riffs, their next album may come as a surprise as they're planning to go in another direction. Sort of.

Grohl made the comments about the band's forthcoming 10th studio album on a radio station with his mother Virginia last week.

They were largely talking about her recent book 'From Cradle to Stage', in which she interviews the mothers of other rock stars, and which is set to be turned into a documentary series.

However, Dave gave fans a taster of what to expect of the follow-up to 2017's 'Concrete & Gold' and it sounds quite different to their usual fare.

“It’s filled with anthemic, huge, sing-along rock songs. It’s kind of like a dance record, but not an EDM, disco, modern dance record; it’s got groove,” he said. “To me, it’s our David Bowie’s 'Let’s Dance' record. That’s what we wanted to make, we wanted to make this really up, fun record."

There's no word on when the album might see the light of day just yet - but watch this space.

Grohl has been busy during lockdown with other endeavours - mostly serenading frontline workers from afar and lending his voice to a charity cover of 'Times Like These'.