Foo Fighters will release its eight part docu-series Sonic Highways on Blu-ray and DVD April 7th.
The package will include all eight episodes and an abundance of bonus features including ten extended interviews with President Barack Obama, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Joan Jett, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Joe Walsh and others. Also, more than 150 minutes of never-before-seen footage inside the recording of Sonic Highways will also be included.
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.
The project took Grohl and the band to Chicago, Washington DC, Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Seattle and New York where Grohl explored each city’s musical history and spoke to local legends who have become the musical and cultural ambassadors of those cities.
Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear wrote and recorded one song in each of these eight cities, delving into the local musical currents: how each region shaped these musicians in their formative years, and in turn the impact those people had on the cultural fabric of their hometowns. All songs feature local legends sitting in, with every lyric written in an unprecedented experimental style: Dave held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so as to be inspired by the experiences, interviews for the HBO series, and other local personalities who became part of the process.
Pre-orders begin March 9th at foofighters.com and via iTunes. Fans can also purchase DRM free files direct from the band at buy.foofighters.com.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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