Foo Fighters visit Austin for ‘Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways’

The docu-series features Gary Clark, Jr.

Foo Fighters visit Austin, TX in episode number four of their HBO docu-series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways airing Friday night, November 7th at 11 pm ET.

As the band prepares to record at the historic Austin City Limits Studio, frontman/director/executive producer Dave Grohl chats with Terry Lickona, executive producer of Austin City Limits, the TV series that has featured performances from Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Beck, Radiohead and Grohl himself (in both Foo Fighters and Them Crooked Vultures) over the course of 40 years.

Grohl delves into the roots of the city’s music scene, from the blues of Jimmie Vaughan, to the psychedelic rock pioneered by Roky Erickson’s 13th Floor Elevators, to punk bands Scratch Acid and Big Boys. He also discusses the impact of commercialization on Austin with guitarist Gary Clark Jr.

“Austin” re-airs on HBO on November 7th (1 a.m.), 8th (6 p.m., 1:30 a.m.), 9th (4:35 a.m.), 10th (10:30 p.m.) and 13th (3 p.m., midnight) and airs on HBO2 on November 8th (8 p.m.), 11th (12:45 a.m.) and 12th (1:50 a.m.).

Sonic Highways, the album, will be released on Monday, November 10th on Roswell/RCA Records and features the music heard on the series.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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