HBO has released a quick teaser for its upcoming original series, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, set to premiere this fall.
The 21 second trailer made its debut during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame special on May 31st. The trailer features Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl talking about the Foos recording songs in different cities, such as Los Angeles, Washington DC and Nashville, over a small snippet of new music playing in the background.
Last night (June 1st), the Foos and HBO announced the docu-series highlighting the making of the band’s upcoming eighth album, due in November.
In the series, directed by frontman and founder Grohl, the Foo Fighters tap into the musical heritage and cultural fabric of eight cities–Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, DC and New York–basing themselves at a legendary studios integral to the unique history and character of each location.
One song was recorded in each city, every song featuring local legends sitting in, and every lyric written in an unprecedented experimental style: Grohl held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so as to be inspired by the experiences, interviews and personalities that became part of the process.
Each episode delves into the singular regional identity of each city-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-ultimately celebrating their common bond: Every artist that appears in the show, regardless of genre or locale, started as an average kid with the universal dreams of making music and making it big.
Grohl’s interviews with these musicians are integral to the show and the creation of the album as his chemistry with bandmates Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear. Dave’s unequaled passion for both the music he creates and the music that inspires its creation once again fuels the type of honest and trusting musician-to-musican exchange that made Sound City a critical and commercial smash, one that earned a rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes as it rocketed to #1 on the iTunes documentary chart.
Rumors of the documentary began circulating last month when Grohl performed a surprise acoustic show at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, a few days after the Foo Fighters performed a surprise headlining set at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC where Grohl performed a massive guitar solo while walking across the bar.
Sonic Highways premieres this fall on HBO
Author: Buddy Iahn
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