The Foo Fighters have started writing songs for their next album.

The band's frontman Dave Grohl said he's already started work on the follow up to 2007s 'Echoes, Silence Patience and Grace' and the band will return to the studio to record at the end of summer.

He said: "Foo Fighters have just started writing and we're going to start recording in September so life is full of music."

The new record from the group - which also includes guitarist Chris Shiflett, bassist Nate Mendel and drummer Taylor Hawkins - will be their seventh studio album.

Meanwhile, Dave has been busy other projects - as he is drummer with supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, alongside Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones.

The group recently released their eponymous debut album and are said to be working on a second album which they also hope to release before the end of the year.

Dave has also recently been involved with Taylor's side project band, Coattail Riders, who are set to release their second album 'Red Light Fever' in April.