Foo Fighters To Release New Album And Documentary Series This Fall
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.15.2014
The Foos are back...
Billboard reports that the Foo Fighters will release a new album this fall as well as a new HBO series that looks at the "eight-city odyssey during which the record was created."
Dave Grohl directed the series which will visit studios in eight cities: Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, DC and New York. The band recorded one song in each city, with a famous talent in the city in each session (Cheap Trick members are rumored to be on the Chicago portion). The lyrics were written "in an unprecedented experimental style."
A statement reads: "Dave held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so as to be inspired by the experiences, interviews and personalities that became part of the process."
The series will be executive produced by Worldwide Pants and follows Grohl's directorial debut, the 2013 documentary Sound City. Grohl said the HBO series will present "a love letter to the history of American music" with each episode looking at the cultural impact of the artists' hometowns. The series is produced with James A. Rota, John Ramsay and Therapy studios, and written by Mark Monroe and Grohl for Roswell Films, a division of the Roswell Records label (which releases the band's music). A release date for the album, which is the band's eighth, hasn't been revealed.