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Foo Fighters Sonic Highways

In this new series, Foo Fighters commemorate their 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording odyssey that produced their latest, and eighth, studio album. Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl directs the series, which taps into the musical heritage and cultural fabric of eight cities: Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington D.C. and New York. The band based themselves at a legendary recording studio integral to the unique history and character of each location. One song was recorded in each city, and every track features local legends. Even the lyrics were developed in an experimental, unprecedented way: Grohl held off on writing them until the last day of each session, letting himself be inspired by the experiences, interviews and personalities that became part of the process. Foo Fighters Sonic Highways is, in Grohl’s words, “a love letter to the history of American music.” Each episode delves into the identity of each city -- showing how each region shaped these musicians in their formative years and, in turn, how they impacted the cultural fabric of their hometowns. Every artist who appears in the show, regardless of genre or locale, started as an average kid with universal dreams of making music and making it big. Grohl made his feature film directorial debut in 2013 with the universally acclaimed Grammy-winning Sound City, a celebration of the human element in the creation and recording of music. Foo Fighters have won 11 Grammy Awards, including four for Best Rock Album, more than any other band. Premiering on the eve of Foo Fighters’ 20th anniversary, Foo Fighters Sonic Highways aims to “give back” to the next generation of young musicians. As guitarist and singer Buddy Guy, an interviewee from the Chicago blues scene, explains, “Everything comes from what’s come before.”

Duration: 60 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2014

IMDb: 7.4

Season 1 - Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
2014-12-05
"Season 1 ends in New York with appearances by Joan Jett, Mike D and Chuck D."
2014-11-28
"While Foo Fighters set up to record with Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard at Robert Lang Studio, Dave Grohl chats with Lang, Duff McKagen (Guns N Roses), Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) and Nancy Wilson (Heart) about Seattle's northwest sound. Dave delves deep into Seattle's rich musical heritage and also interviews the co-founders of the famed Sub Pop Records."
2014-11-21
"Foo Fighters let the good times roll in the Big Easy when they take to the streets with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band."
2014-11-14
"Dave Grohl and Pat Smear visit legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, then the Foos head to the desert to record with Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh at Rancho de la Luna."
2014-11-07
"Dave Grohl chats with Terry Lickona, executive producer of TV's 'Austin City Limits.' Dave delves into the roots of the Austin music scene: from the blues of Jimmie Vaughan, to the psychedelic rock pioneered by Roky Erickson's 13th Floor Elevators, to punk bands Scratch Acid and the Big Boys. He also discusses the impact of commercialization with guitarist Gary Clark, Jr."
2014-10-31
"The band heads to Nashville, Tenn. Dave sits down with Dolly Parton, Tony Joe White, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and producer Tony Bown to discuss Nashville's musical influences. Foo Fighters prepare to record at Southern Ground studio."
2014-10-24
"Grohl continues his musical exploration in the Washington DC area where influential artists and producers describe DC's Go-Go, Funk, and Punk scenes."
2014-10-17
"Dave Grohl and friends discuss the rise of the famous Chicago music scene from the roots blues of Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy to the Rock and roll of Cheap Trick."