By Scott T. Sterling
Now, amongst the details pertaining to the new show, it’s been revealed that the band is set to release its eighth studio album concurrently with the series debut this fall.
The show, which is still without a title, will chronicle the making of the new album, with each of the eight tracks recorded in a different city – Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Nashville, New Orleans, Seattle, New York and Washington, DC. Each of the tracks also features a local music legend from the locale in which they’re recording, with the lyrics being written at the end of the sessions in order to “be inspired by the experiences, interviews and personalities that became part of the process.”
“Dave’s heartfelt passion for this project is contagious and his talent as a musician and filmmaker is undeniable,” HBO’s president of programming, Michael Lombardo, stated in a press release. “We are excited to go on this journey with him and the Foo Fighters for this insider’s look at how regional music inspired them to create their own new music.”
Much like the Dave Grohl-directed feature, Sound City, the Foo Fighters’ HBO show will be shot documentary style, and will be “a love letter to the history of American music,” according to Grohl himself.
Foo Fighters will headline this year’s Firefly festival, taking place June 19 to 22 in Dover, Delaware.