Dave Grohl Gets His Own HBO Show

We should have seen this coming, really.  With the critical success of Sound City, Dave’s loving look back on his favourite (and now defunct) recording studio in Los Angeles, he’s been deluged with offers to do something similar.

The winners are HBO who have tagged Dave for a series that involves him touring some of the famous (and infamous) recording studios around the world.

Outside of a few that were mentioned, we’re not sure which studios are on the itinerary, but I’m going to make some guesses for additional stops:

  • Pink Duck, Josh Homme’s studio in Burbank, home to records by Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Arctic Monkeys and more.
  • Smart Studios, Butch Vig’s studio in Madison, Wisconsin.  Nirvana recorded their pre-Nevermind demos there.
  • Reciprocal Recording, the tiny Seattle studio run by Jack Endino that gave birth to so many grunge records back in the day.
  • And please let him visit with Jack White at Third Man in Nashville.

I’m looking forward to this.  A few more details at Rolling Stone.  As for a debut, it’s speculated that the TV show will appear around the same time as the next Foo Fighters album–which should be this fall.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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