Foo Fighters Commemorate 20th Anniversary With TV Show and New Album
As we reported yesterday, Dave Grohl will be getting his own TV series on HBO that will show him recording in some of the country’s most legendary studios. But now we’ve got more details about the show and the rest of the Foo Fighters‘ involvement.
In conjunction with the band’s 20th anniversary this year, the Foos will release their eighth album. The as-yet-unnamed documentary show will chronicle the making of the album — ”a love letter to the history of American music,” according to a press release — and take viewers to recording studios in Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, New York and Washington, DC.
“Dave’s heartfelt passion for this project is contagious and his talent as a musician and filmmaker is undeniable,” said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, in a statement. “We are excited to go on this journey with him and the Foo Fighters for this insider’s look at how regional music inspired them to create their own new music.”
A song will be recorded in each city and will feature local music legends sitting in with the Foo Fighters. The songwriting is also taking an experimental turn, with Grohl penning new songs on the last day of each session. Each episode of the series will also look at how each of the cities has shaped American music over the years through interviews and more.
The show will premiere on the night before the Foo Fighters’ new album is released. No date has been announced yet, but it will most likely be this winter.