Only a band with the expertise, wealth and managerial support of the Foo Fighters can launch an album with a reality TV series. Sonic Highways, a Dave Grohl-directed series documenting the recording of the new Foos album in studios across the US (Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, DC, and New York) will premiere on HBO October 17.
Here’s Dave description of the series as told to the Hollywood Reporter:
Each city has a theme. As we’re telling the story of not only the music but the history of the city, I had to find the theme first and then match it to the music. The lyrics I don’t write until the night before I sing them or sometimes an hour before. So once the music and the theme of each city was set, we traveled to each place and spent a week there. We’d get there, start recording and I would just run around town filming and interviewing as many people as I can. I did over 100 interviews. At the end of the week, I’d take all of my transcripts, put them on the floor, sit there with a pen and my journal and I reduce all of these stories into a song.
So what’s the album called? No idea yet. And when will we get the first single? On that first episode of Sonic Highways.
(Via Consequence of Sound)