HBO released the first teaser for the Foo Fighters/Dave Grohl docuseries and revealed its title, “Sonic Highways,” on Saturday. The series will follow the band as they travel across the country to record at eight legendary studios, conducting interviews with musicians along the way and chronicling the cities’ musical roots.
“It all started with the idea of recording at different studios all over the country,” says Grohl’s voiceover in the trailer. “Doing something to make it new. You can tie all of these people and places together with these sonic highways. This is a musical map of America.”
Grohl will host and direct. He also directed the 2013 Sundance documentary “Sound City,” which inspired the docuseries. It followed the history of the famous Los Angeles sound studio Sound City. The HBO show will include stops to Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington D.C. and New York.
The Foo Fighters will also come out with a new album on Roswell/RCA in the fall. In connection with the series, the band recorded one song for the album in each of the cities they visited.
“Sonic Highways” is written by Grohl and Mark Monroe, and produced in conjunction with James A. Rota, John Ramsay and Therapy Studios. It’s set to debut on HBO this fall.