Dave Grohl and company recorded their new album in a unique way, and it played out on camera. Foo Fighters, the post-Nirvana band that’s celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will be the subject of an HBO series focused on the making of the group’s untitled eighth record, due out in the fall. Grohl, who helmed the music documentary Sound City, is directing the project, which follows his band around the eight cities in which the record was made. The Foos traveled to Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, D.C. and New York and recorded one song in each town, working with local musicians at a storied studio to capture each city’s musical heritage and cultural fabric. “Dave’s heartfelt passion for this project is contagious, and his talent as a musician and filmmaker is undeniable,” says Michael Lombardo, President of Programming at HBO. “We are excited to go on this journey with him and Foo Fighters for this insider’s look at how regional music inspired them to create their own new music.” Grohl’s Roswell Films is producing the series, which will premiere this year, in conjunction with James A. Rota, John Ramsay and Therapy studios.
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