HBO has officially announced details of the Dave Grohl-directed HBO series we reported on yesterday. Turns out the as-of-yet-untitled series
documents the eight-city journey the Foo Fighters embarked upon to create their eighth studio album. The
Foos will release the as-of-yet-untitled album this fall.
Grohl has directed the HBO series in which "the band taps into the musical heritage and
cultural fabric of eight cities – Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New
Orleans, Washington, D.C. and New York – basing themselves at a legendary studio integral
to the unique history and character of each location." The Foo Fighters recorded one song
at each location with each song featuring "local legends" sitting in. Dave also came up
with an inventive way to write lyrics for the album, as he "held off on putting down words
until the last day of each session in order to be inspired by the experiences, interviews
and personalities that became part of the process," according to a press release.
“Dave’s heartfelt passion for this project is contagious, and his talent as a musician and
filmmaker is undeniable,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming in a
statement. “We are excited to Go On this journey with him and Foo Fighters for this
insider’s look at how regional music inspired them to create their own new music.”
The first episode of the new series will premiere on the eve of Foo Fighters's 20th
anniversary this fall.
[Published on: 5/15/14]