Dave Grohl and his legendary rock band Foo Fighters are hitting the road in the first trailer for their HBO documentary series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways. Dave Grohl directs each episode as his band travels to American cities such as Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington D.C. to collaborate with new artists and studios, to find each city's musical identity. Take a look at the first footage before the eight-episode Season 1 kicks off on Friday, October 17 with the pilot.
Directed by Dave Grohl, each one-hour episode is devoted to a different American musical landmark, chronicling the history, cultural environment and people that define each 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 andGary Clark Jr., among others. Described by Grohl as a love letter to the history of American music, the HBO series debuts in October.
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.