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What You Need To Know About The Foo Fighters New HBO Docu-Series

Dave Grohl's love letter to American music premieres this weekend.

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1. The Foos get around.

The series follows the band while they write and record their eighth full-length studio LP in eight different cities around the country. Chances are that you live in one of those cities or in its many surrounding areas, so at least one episode will hit home. The episodes will take place in New York, Seattle, Washington D.C., Austin, Chicago, Nashville, New Orleans, and Los Angeles.

2. It's Dave Grohl's third major directorial effort.

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First, there was Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, which told the history of Dave and the band. Then, there was Sound City, a very well recieved documentary that told the story of the iconic studio from where the film gets its name. Now, Dave and co. are bringing us Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways on HBO, an eight part series documenting the insanely creative way the band decided to record their highly anticipated 8th studio album of the same name. The series will follow the band as they travel the country taking inspiration from the places they visit, as well as interviewing famous musicians from that city. If you enjoyed Mr. Grohl's last two efforts, this series is a must see.

3. A new song premieres each week.

If you're like me and are eagerly awaiting this album, then you'll be happy to know that you'll be able to hear a brand new song at the end of each episode. That means that by the time the album is released on November 10th, you will have heard half the album already. If that isn't reason enough to watch then I don't know what is.

4. It's going to be awesome.


In Dave we trust. No fan base has as much faith in a band as the Foo Fighters do. They have done no wrong in their storied career and continue to do as much as possible to please us. Think about it: they could retire right now and ride off into the sunset without ever looking back and continue to live a very luxurious lifestyle, but they don't. They don't because they love what they do. Music is their passion and it shows in the final product of anything that the band does. What big rich rock band do you know still pops up in small clubs and plays for crowds of less than 300 people? Nobody but the Foos. Nobody does it like them, and I don't think anybody will ever be able to replicate the relationship they have with their fans. This documentary is for the fans, not just of the Foo Fighters, but of music in general. That alone makes this project worthy of anybody's attention.

5. There's something for everyone.

The series isn't focused on the rock music genre, but it finds ways to relate the band to the music that was born in these cities and areas. How they are going to do that is something we will have to watch to find out (something I'm very, VERY excited for). Artists from many different genres and time periods will be making appearances to discuss their influences and their experiences coming from the places they did. Their stories are what Dave used as inspiration to write the lyrics. I don't think that has ever been done before and we are lucky to live in a time with so many creative forces at work.

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Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways premieres this Friday, October 17th at 11 P.M. on HBO. Check out an extended trailer below and make sure to tune in or set your DVR's this weekend!

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