Foo Fighters In Your Honour (RCA) Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl has an admirable work ethic. Over the past couple of years, the Foo Fighters frontman has taken up sticks for Killing Joke, Queens of the Stone Age, Garbage and Nine Inch Nails and has launched side project Probot. His day job has also thrown up a couple of albums: One By One and, now, In Your Honour, which is itself a double, consisting of one loud disc and one quiet. Perhaps, though, the man has been working too hard. Whereas his mob's four previous albums had an air of expectation about them - seemingly precursors to the definitive Foo Fighters masterpiece - this one comes across as being from a band that never quite got there. Rock this sterile is unlikely to give birth to the artistic apple of anyone's eye. The title track begins proceedings on the loud disc and it's as epic an opener as you could want. But that's about it - standard Foo fare follows, interrupted by Hell, an injection of energy, and a worrying wander into Stereophonics territory (Resolve). The band should be applauded for trying to introduce diversity with a semi-acoustic set but, in truth, it's not much more inspiring than In Your Honour's first half, despite the imported efforts of singer Norah Jones and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones. Much has been made of the inclusion of Friend of a Friend - written by Grohl when he shared a flat with former bandmate Kurt Cobain - but it's soon apparent why it had gathered dust for so long. The breezy Cold Day in the Sun, sung by drummer Taylor Hawkins, and the sparse pickings of Razor provide some reward for having stuck with it to the end. Maybe Grohl needs to put his feet up for a bit.