Published Aug 01, 2014In addition to a new album, Foo Fighters will be getting their own HBO television series this fall in the form of the Dave Grohl-hosted Sonic Highways. Now, the program has a premiere date: October 17.
The series will consist of eight hour-long episodes. Following the premiere, the subsequent episodes will air weekly at the same Friday evening slot of 11 p.m. EST/PST. Excitingly, the Foos' new single is expected to premiere during the first episode.
As previously reported, the program follows the band as they travel to eight American cities — Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC — to record in iconic studios. At each facility, Grohl conducted interviews.
They also worked with local talent at many of the studios, with contributors including Gary Clark Jr., Joe Walsh of the Eagles, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Zac Brown. Other people associated with the project include producer Butch Vig, Fugazi's Ian MacKaye, Kiss's Paul Stanley and Heart's Nancy Wilson.
The Foos have said the new album will be out in November via Roswell/RCA. Vig recently confirmed that it is complete.
Watch a trailer for Sonic Highways below.
We are officially done with the new Foo Fighters album. 23 straight days mixing! IT'S EPIC!!!— Butch Vig (@butchvig) July 30, 2014