We knew the Foo Fighters were working on a new album titled Sonic Highways, and we knew that eight of the tracks were recorded in different cities and featured a local artist for each location, and now we’re getting familiar with what the HBO special will look like.
The Foo Fighters have released the trailer of the mini-series that follows them from city to city: Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington DC, and New York. The songs were written in and inspired by each city they were in, and artists Gary Clark Jr. (Austin), Eagles’ Joe Walsh (Los Angeles), and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen (Chicago) are all rumoured to have contributed to the album.
Each episode will focus on the band recording the city’s sounds. Sonic Highways also features interviews with Dan Auerbach, Rick Rubin, Steve Albini, Pharrell, Slash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and even President Barack Obama.
The series will begin its run on Friday, October 17 at 11 p.m. and will continue the following seven weeks. The album itself will be making its grand entrance on November 10; but watch the trailer first and let us know if you’ll be setting up the PVR.