Plot Keywords. Parents Guide. External Sites. User Reviews. User Ratings. External Reviews. Metacritic Reviews. Photo Gallery. Trailers and Videos. Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions. Rate This. Episode Guide. Sonic Highways commemorates the Foo Fighters 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording odyssey that produced their latest, and eighth, studio album. Creator: Dave Grohl.
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards ». See all 1 video ». Grohl described the project as "a love letter to the history of American music". The group is also shown incorporating what they learned from the interviews into the writing and recording of a new song in or near that city. The series debuted on October 17, After the success of Grohl's documentary film Sound City , he expressed interest to Billboard of doing something similar.
After making Sound City , I realized that the pairing of music and documentary works well because the stories give substance and depth to the song, which makes for a stronger emotional connection.
On May 15, , it was announced that the Foo Fighters ' eighth album would be released in the fall of , and that the band would commemorate the album and their 20th anniversary with the TV series. On May 31, , a second video was uploaded to YouTube announcing the series. The series eight episodes show the Foo Fighters traveling to eight legendary studios in eight different cities across the United States of America to write and record their album, Sonic Highways.
Each episode features interviews with artists who recorded at the respective studios. On May 7, , Grohl performed a surprise hour-long solo set at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville to a crowd of approximately people. On May 17, , after a week of recording at Preservation Hall , the band played a surprise show for minutes, which proceeded to shut down an entire block of St.
Peter Street in New Orleans. It also aired in Australia on GO! It was repeated on Channel [V] from February 16, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American television miniseries. This article is about the television miniseries. For the album, see Sonic Highways.
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