The Foo Fighters have announced plans to start writing material in 2012. This will be the Foo Fighters eighth studio album. The band whos latest album 'Wasting Light' was named on itunes 'Album of the Year'. Singer/Guitarist Dave Drohl posted to the bands website:

And to all of you.....we're not finished yet. There are still more shows to play, more songs to write, more albums to record, for years to come. I mean.....If you would have told me 17 years ago that in 2012 I would be writing songs for our 8th studio album....well.....

I personally cannot wait until they start writing again, because the Foo Fighters can turn anything into gold. Dave Grohl has the ability to turn anything into a masterpiece just by screaming into a microphone, jamming away on his guitar, or hammering on a drum set. I even bet Dave Grohl could collaborate with Lou Reed, and it would sound fantastic! (sorry, had to make the comment) They always find new ways to create songs and keep it fresh and never dull. Plus, when the Foo Fighters recorded  'Wasting Light', they did the entire album analog, no digital recording at all.

Dave, and the rest of the Foos, I cannot wait for this next album, and when it is finished, I will be the first one to buy.

you can find more of Dave's post to his fans here