This weekend, the new HBO series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways begins on GO!. Airing this Saturday, October 18 at 4:30pm – just hours after it premieres in the US. Fans can also catch encore screenings on Sunday, October 19 at 3:30pm on GO! and Wednesday, October 22 at midnight on Channel Nine.
The official trailer- viewable below – features musicians involved in this incredible series many of whom sat in with the band during the eight-city odyssey over which SONIC HIGHWAYS, the eighth FF album, was created. The record will be released November 10 on Roswell / RCA / Sony Music.
Produced by Butch Vig and Foo Fighters, SONIC HIGHWAYS clocks in at just over 44 minutes and is made up of the following tracks:
1. Something From Nothing
2. The Feast and The Famine
4. What Did I Do?/God As My Witness
6. In The Clear
8. I Am A River
Though not a soundtrack album by any stretch, SONIC HIGHWAYS shares its title with the Dave Grohl-directed eight-episode HBO series, described by Grohl as a love letter to the history of American music. For the album and series, Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear wrote and recorded one song in each of these eight cities, delving into the local musical currents: how each region shaped these musicians in their formative years, and in turn the impact those people had on the cultural fabric of their hometowns. All songs feature local legends sitting in, with every lyric written in an unprecedented experimental style: Dave held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so as to be inspired by the experiences, interviews for the HBO series, and other local personalities who became part of the process.
“I’ve pulled up the family tree of American music and exposed its roots to find inspiration for the next Foo Fighters album,” says Grohl of the band’s most ambitious effort to date. Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear tapped into the musical heritage and cultural fabric of each of these cities — Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington DC — basing themselves at a legendary studio integral to the unique history and character of each location.
If Grohl’s 2013 feature film directorial debut, the universally acclaimed Grammy-winning Sound City, was a celebration of the human element in the creation and recording of music, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways is, in its director’s words, “a chronicling of a journey to unravel the fabric of our musical identity… not only the making of our most ambitious album… this is Sound City on steroids.” Dave’s unequaled passion for both the music he creates and the music that inspires its creation once again fuels the type of honest and trusting musician-to-musician exchange that made Sound City a critical and commercial smash.
Premiering in America on the eve of Foo Fighters 20th anniversary, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways aims to “give back” to the next generation of young musicians. As interviewee Buddy Guy puts it, “Everything comes from what’s come before.”
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways is directed by Dave Grohl for Roswell Films, a division of Roswell Records, the label that releases Foo Fighters’ music; written byMark Monroe and Dave Grohl. Executive produced by Dave Grohl, James A. Rota, John Ramsay. The series is produced for HBO by Roswell Films and Therapy Content, in association with Worldwide Pants.
Check out the latest teasers from Sonic Highways:
SONIC HIGHWAYS: THE ALBUM
EIGHTH FF ALBUM OUT NOVEMBER 10 WORLDWIDE
AUSTRALIAN PRE ORDERS ARE AVAILABLE NOW AT