‘Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways’ premieres Oct 17th on HBO

Sonic Highways takes fans on a musical journey through eight American cities

HBO has confirmed the debut date of Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, with the series to launch its eight-episode season Friday, October 17th from 11 pm-midnight ET/PT, followed by other episodes debuting subsequent Fridays at the same time.

Directed by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, each one-hour episode of the unprecedented documentary series is devoted to a different American musical landmark, chronicling the history, cultural environment and people defining that city’s unique musical identity.

With episodes set in (in alphabetical order) Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C., Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways features appearances from local legends who have become the musical and cultural ambassadors of those cities, including Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Dolly Parton, Rick Nielsen, Bad Brains, Chuck D, Gibby Haynes, Allen Toussaint and Gary Clark, Jr., among others.

For the album and series, Grohl and bandmates Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, along with producer Butch Vig, based themselves at a legendary studio integral to the unique history and character of each of these great American musical capitals. One song was recorded in each city, with Grohl, the band and the Sonic Highways crew delving deep into the local musical currents, discovering how each region shaped these musicians in their formative years, and showing in turn the impact those people had on the cultural fabric of their hometowns.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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