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Foo Fighters Sonic Highways, released before the Foo Fighters 20th anniversary, is the documentary about eight cities and the recording of each band member's music experience unraveling in the midst of it all. 11 time Grammy award winner rock band The Foo Fighters released their very own documentary that eve of their anniversary as a special token.

Dave Grohl, founder of the rock band, directs a tall telling band which tapped into the musical scene of each city and the experience they had in it. Diving into each band member's mission for meaning. Especially in a music scene of diverse cities and each musician's accomplishment to the scene.

Nashville, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Seattle, Washington D.C., Austin, New York and each city's unique history along with the character of each musician's recording experience and historical significance to all genres of music. The tracks feature local legends. There was one song which was recorded in each city. It made an inspiring tale for each musician and city. Lyrics were written last minute, at the final day in each city. Grohl wanted to be inspired by "the experiences, interviews and personalities that became part of the process," which came at the end of the day.

Grohl's says that the Foo Fighters Sonic Highways documentary is a

Fridays 11:00 PM et/pt on HBO
1 Season, 8 Episodes
October 17, 2014
Music
8.8/10
Cast: Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel
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  • On the final stop of his multi-city journey, Dave Grohl explores the melting-pot influences that have contributed to the evolution of the NYC music scene over the years.

  • Dave Grohl explores the influences of Seattle's rich musical heritage.

  • Dave Grohl chats with Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Cyril Neville and Trombone Shorty about New Orleans' unique history, 'jazz funerals,' Mardi Gras Indians, and the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Meanwhile, Dave bonds with Ben Jaffe, scion of a famous jazz family and leader of the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band, before recording the latest Foo Fighters song at the venue.

  • Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Pat Smear visit legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. Dave and the Foos then head to the desert to record with Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh at Rancho de la Luna, an iconoclastic studio in Joshua Tree, where co-founder David Catching and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme reminisce about the 1990s Palm Desert underground.

  • As Foo Fighters prepare to record at the historic Austin City Limits Studio, Dave Grohl chats with Terry Lickona, executive producer of "Austin City Limits," the TV series that has featured performances from Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Beck, Radiohead and Grohl himself (in both Foo Fighters and Them Crooked Vultures) over the course of 40 years.

  • The band heads to Nashville, Tenn. Dave sits down with Dolly Parton, Tony Joe White, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and producer Tony Bown to discuss Nashville's musical influences. Foo Fighters prepare to record at Southern Ground studio.

  • A transient town where few are born and raised, Washington, D.C. is in many ways a city of extremes. Starland Vocal Band, Marvin Gaye, Duke Ellington, Nils Lofgren, Chuck Brown, Henry Rollins, Fugazi and Trouble Funk all hail from D.C. In the early '70s, the music style go-go originated here, and has remained a local craze ever since. Dave Grohl sits down with Trouble Funk's Big Tony Fisher to talk about go-go, and explores its origins with Chuck Brown, the genre's undisputed godfather. He also chats with Don Zientara, owner of Inner Ear Studio, which the Virginia-raised Grohl says "produced the entire soundtrack of my youth," as well as with members of the punk band Bad Brains and Ian MacKaye of Teen Idles, Minor Threat and Fugazi, who all recorded at Inner Ear over the decades.

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