Yesterday, we reported that Dave Grohl would have his own HBO show, a sort of spinoff of his documentary Sound City. As it turns out, that wasn’t quite right, though the show will certainly have some of that movie’s flavor. Instead, it details the creation of the forthcoming Foo Fighters album, the band’s eighth. As the album falls on the 20th anniversary of the band’s formation, Grohl decided to do something special with it: Recording eight songs in eight different cities, in famous studios that are integral to the musical legacies of those cities. In all those different cities — Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, D.C., and New York — local legends sat in with the band. And to preserve a spirit of spontaneity, Grohl waited until the last possible minute to write lyrics for all these songs. This could all turn out to be a complete shitshow, of course, but it’s an interesting and different way of doing things, and I’m curious to see who shows up on these different songs. The album will be out this fall on Roswell/RCA.
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