Foo Fighters documentary series to air on HBO

Directed by frontman Dave Grohl (pictured), the series will chronicle the making of Foo Fighters' upcoming eighth album and mark the band's 20th year in the music industry.
May 15, 2014

U.S. cable network HBO is to air a doc series about the making of rock band Foo Fighters’ upcoming eighth album.

The yet-to-be-titled series, which will be directed by frontman Dave Grohl (pictured) and will mark the band’s 20th year in the music industry, follows members Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear as they work on the album in legendary studios in Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington DC and New York.

The band recorded one song in each city and each song features local music legends. According to HBO, the lyrics were written in “an unprecedented experimental style: Grohl 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.”

Each episode will focus on a different city and how the region influenced local musicians, including Buddy Guy, during their formative years. Grohl, who recently directed the feature documentary Sound City, described the show as “a love letter to the history of American music.”

Rosewell Films, a division of the Roswell Records label that releases Foo Fighters’ music, is producing the series in partnership with James A. Rota, John Ramsay and Therapy Studios.

In February, distributor BBC Worldwide acquired the global television rights – excluding the U.S. – for Sound City.

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