The HBO series is believed to be based on his documentary Sound City. In the show we will follow this legend while he makes music at recording studios right across America including New York, Seattle and Nashville. While at each studio he is expected to interview a range of artists like Kiss’ Paul Stanley, the Eagles’ Joe Walsh and many more. This series feels like its hinting toward a new Foo Fighters album, which is pretty exciting for fans.
Grohl’s interviews with these musicians are integral to the show and the creation of the album as his chemistry with bandmates Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear. 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-musican exchange that made SOUND CITY a critical and commercial smash, one that earned a rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes as it rocketed to #1 on the iTunes documentary chart.
Premiering on the eve of Foo Fighters 20th anniversary, the FF/HBO series aims to “give back” to the next generation of young musicians. As interviewee Buddy Guy puts it, “Everything comes from what’s come before.”
The HBO series is directed by Dave Grohl for Roswell Films, a division of the Roswell Records label that releases Foo Fighters’ music, produced in conjunction with James A. Rota, John Ramsay, and Therapy studios, and written by Mark Monroe and Dave Grohl.
Sounds interesting, we can’t wait to see it. In the meantime, check out a trailer of Grohl’s Sound City documentary.