The Foo Fighters have announced an eight episode HBO docu-series to premiere on October 17th, coinciding with the eve of the band’s 20th anniversary. Directed by front man and rock icon Dave Grohl, the as-yet untitled show will chronicle the unusual concept behind the making of the Foo Fighters’ forthcoming eighth album due out this fall.
Therapy Content is producing the series, continuing the company’s longstanding relationship with musician-turned-director Dave Grohl, having produced Grohl’s feature film debut with the Grammy-winning 2013 documentary Sound City about the history of the legendary Van Nuys studio of the same name. The new series follows this same thread, documenting the band’s recording odyssey across iconic studios in Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington D.C. and New York.
Described by Dave Grohl as “a love letter to the history of American music,” the series follows the Foo Fighters as they tap into the local history and musical heritage of each city, recording one song at each stop with the help of hometown legends. The band purposely waited until the last day in the studio to pen the lyrics, so that the personalities and experiences of each visit could influence the song’s themes. Music fans get a front row seat to the recording process, witnessing the fabric of each region inspire the final album as it is brought to life before us.