“So the finale of each episode is a performance of the song, where you realize all of these lyrical references are from the show that you just watched.”. Grohl described the project as "a love letter to the history of American music". And that’s the gimmick. © Copyright 2021 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Sonic Highways is a 2014 American documentary miniseries directed by Dave Grohl and written by Mark Monroe. Highly recommend this for anyone who is a Foo Fighters fan or just a fan of good music and musical history! “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways” music documentary premieres on HBO, PHOTOS: The hazy yet mostly correct history of the Lion’s Lair building, from the 1920’s to today, Denver museums, stages, movie theaters reopening amid new Level Orange status. Dolly appeared in the Nashville episode of the HBO series “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways” on October 31, 2014. Choose a Streaming Option ... Foo Fighters. Sonic Highways is a 2014 American documentary miniseries directed by Dave Grohl and written by Mark Monroe. Sonic Highways is no exception. Joanne Ostrow: 303-954-1830, jostrow@denverpost.com or twitter.com/ostrowdp. The documentary, timed to coincide with the Foo Fighters’ next album, tells several stories at once: the history of American rock music, the history of particular music studios, the memories of certain music legends, the history of Grohl’s biggest bands (Nirvana and the Foo Fighters), the story of his life in and around Washington, D.C., and the changing nature of the music industry. T The series debuted on October 17, 2014 and ran through December 4, 2014. Each of the eight episodes is presented as an exploration of the musical history of a different American city through a series of interviews by Grohl. Bonnie Raitt talks about the blues of Buddy Guy, Guy talks about meeting Muddy Waters. Sign up for our newsletter. With this project, Foo Fighters have managed to take a deluxe-edition throwaway and transform it into a vital and engaging experience. Her story is amazing.”. Among the cities he visits are Austin, Chicago and the home of country music, Nashville. Plot: Documentary series about the American rock band Foo Fighters, directed by the band's frontman Dave Grohl. While Grohl's lyrics are lifted from interviews with greats like Buddy Guy and Dr. John, the band keep their driving alt-rock sound intact. In the eight-episode series, the band travel to eight legendary recording studios across America where they filmed themselves writing and recording their new album, 'Sonic Highways'. He calls the series “a love letter to the history of American music.”. For the latest Foo Fighters record, Sonic Highways, leader Dave Grohl attempts to trump all of these approaches with a novel idea. Very interesting stories and awesome collaborations make the songs a hit as well. Created by Dave Grohl. The rocker admits it was a daunting prospect to perform at the revered country songwriters’ haven. Dave Grohl the singer and primary songwriter for the rock band Foo Fighters directs and stars in the documentary series. It all comes from somewhere, as the man said. “It all comes from somewhere,” Grohl says at the start of his ambitious multidimensional rock travelogue. “There’s a reason why jazz came from New Orleans. The Foo Fighters' week on the "Late Show" will coincide with the Oct. 17 premiere of their eight-part HBO series, "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways." Grohl’s ties to Nashville have been growing increasingly strong in recent months. At times he delivers more than enough information about the specific hole-in … With Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Randy Horte, Rami Jaffee. Why have models of Colorado’s coronavirus trajectory been off? We want to hear from you! On iPlayer. Foo Fighters singer talks about the role of Music City in his new documentary, Dave Grohl speaks at the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills. “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” premieres Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. on HBO. Watch Sonic Highways season 1 episode 2 online. “I was lookin’ for a dime and I found a quarter,” Guy says. The Foo Fighters‘ much-anticipated HBO musical travelogue Sonic Highways premiered Friday night with Dave Grohl and company visiting Chicago to … He surveys eight studios in eight cities — Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C. — places he regards as “hallowed ground.”. G Grohl described the project as "a love letter to the history of American music". Tons of interviews with assorted musicians and studio gurus, as well as some looks into how the respective cities' punk (and other music) scenes began. Synopsis In this documentary miniseries, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters set out on an eight-city road trip to explore and reconnect with America's musical identity ? “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” premieres Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. on HBO. The press release for Sonic Highways is careful to mention that it is not a soundtrack album, and that’s true, as the documentary features so much more music than just Foo Fighters. ! Skiing during a pandemic: Is this the worst year of skiing — or the best? Last year, he produced the Zac Brown Band’s EP The Grohl Sessions, Vol. If you can get down at the Bluebird, you’ve got a gig.”, Other country stars set to be featured in Sonic Highways include Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton, of whom Grohl says, “Nobody is cooler than Dolly Parton. Grohl and his Foo Fighters bandmates expand on the idea behind his well-received 2013 documentary, Sound City (which focused on Sound City Studios … The upcoming eight-part HBO series, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, will premiere on the pay cable network in October and features Grohl interviewing scores of musicians — and even President Obama — about the music of their cities. “In Nashville it seems like there are these rites of passage that you have to go through to become a star, whether you’re a singer or a songwriter, and the Bluebird is really one of those. HBO series, ‘Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways,’ features Dolly in Nashville episode. The group is also shown incorporating what they learned fro… The documentary was made concurrently with Foo Fighters' eighth album, Sonic Highways, and was broadcast on HBO.Grohl described the project as "a love letter to the history of American music". Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways DOCUMENTARY Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters document an inspiring, multi-city journey into the heart of America's musical identity in this eight-part HBO series. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. ... Streaming Guide TV Shows Documentary Sonic Highways Season 1. Arts fund floats $7.5 million for Coloradans, Children’s Museum to reopen and more arts news. Send us a tip using our anonymous form. Dave Grohl, Zac Brown Band. And I write the song from the episode. The line resurfaces in a Grohl/Foo Fighters lyric. The documentary was made concurrently with Foo Fighters' eighth album, Sonic Highways. The documentary was made concurrently with Foo Fighters' eighth album, Sonic Highways, and was broadcast on HBO. In each place, he collaborates with native artists and then writes a song. The series sometimes meanders, but only because Grohl’s goals are lofty. Sonic Highways saw international release in early November 2014. Find top songs and albums by Foo Fighters, including Everlong, The Sky Is a Neighborhood and more. At a Television Critics Association event to promote the show in Beverly Hills on Thursday, Grohl discussed recording at Zac Brown Band’s Southern Ground Studios in Nashville this spring and the surprise appearance he made at the famed Bluebird Café to play a few Foo tunes. In the eight-episode series, the band travel to eight legendary recording studios across America where they filmed themselves writing and recording their new album, 'Sonic Highways'. The complete guide by MSN. With Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Randy Horte, Rami Jaffee. And on the very last day of the session, I take my transcripts with all the interviews, and I get a bottle of wine, and I sit in my hotel room. He’s best when he narrows the focus, deconstructing a line of a single song. 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Foo Fighters discover the musical heritage and cultural fabric of eight American cities, recording their eighth studio album along the way. Grohl explained to critics: “The challenge of the whole process is that, as you’re seeing these people talk about these cities, you see our band in the studio writing and putting a song together. Sonic Highways is a 2014 American documentary miniseries directed by Dave Grohl and written by Mark Monroe. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Talking to critics this summer, Grohl recalled how, after his first film, “Sound City,” about a single studio, “I started to realize the power of music and documentary together, because a lot of the times, music can seem really one- dimensional.”. And it goes back a hundred years, you know.”. Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters document an inspiring, multi-city journey into the heart of America's musical identity in this eight-part HBO series. He swears it was so tough he’ll never attempt it again. Geeks will love the remembrances of early punk rockers, the stories of studio engineers, the funky beginnings of Chicago’s Chess Records and Washington’s 9:30 club. Mainly, though, it’s about “pulling back the curtain on the inspiration to write a lyric,” says Grohl, who founded the Foo Fighters and was the drummer for Nirvana. “The Bluebird I knew a little bit about, but I learned a lot,” Grohl says of the unannounced appearance at the intimate venue. Sonic Highways commemorates the Foo Fighters 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording odyssey that produced their latest, and eighth, studio album. There’s a lot to love about HBO and Foo Fighters’ traveling music documentary series Sonic Highways, which makes New York City the focus of Friday’s season finale. Wonderful vintage footage of early blues clubs and recording equipment is accompanied by an explanatory shot of a button reverberating on a string. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 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