In celebration of the upcoming Los Angeles episode of the Dave Grohl-directed HBO series, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, the Foo Fighters are playing a show at the historic Roxy Theater on the Sunset Strip Friday night, November 14th.
Amoeba Records in Hollywood is giving two lucky fans a chance to win tickets to the special all ages show. One entry per person but you better hurry, the contest entry ends at noon PT on Thursday, November 13th.
On Friday’s episode, Grohl and Pat Smear, an L.A. native whose band The Germs were pioneers of the city’s punk scene, visit legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, owner of a 1970s Sunset Strip club that became ground zero of the U.S. glitter rock scene and a stomping ground for the likes of Iggy Pop and The Runaways, Joan Jett’s first band. Grohl and the Foos then head to the desert to record with Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh at Rancho de la Luna, an iconoclastic studio in Joshua Tree, where co-founder David Catching and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme reminisce about the 1990s Palm Desert underground. Los Angeles has been the musical birthplace of such iconic and varied acts as The Doors, X, Guns N’ Roses, NWA, Van Halen, The Eagles, Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The episode debuts on Friday, November 14th from 11 pm to midnight ET/PT. Other HBO playdates include November 14th at 1 am, 15th at 3:45 pm and 10:45 pm, 16th at 3 am, 17th at 10:30 pm, 18th at 11:30 pm and 20th at 11:45 am and 11:45 pm. HBO2 will air it on November 19th at 1 am. ET/PT.
Sonic Highways, the album, was released on November 10th and is projected to sell 200,000 copies in its first week.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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