It has been announced that the BBC will be airing ‘Sonic Highways,’ the Foo Fighters documentary later this month.
In the series, the American rockers document the making of their new studio album also titled Sonic Highways.
Dave Grohl directs the miniseries, each episode takes place in a different city, Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington D.C. and New York.
The documentary explores the musical significance of each city, its musical characters and chronicles the importance of each music studio they record in.
In each city the band record one song with a local legend. Featured in the series are, Fugazi, Paul Stanley (Kiss), Joe Walsh (The Eagles), Arcade Fire and President Obama.
Grohl even held off writing lyrics until the last day of each session, so he could soak in the experiences, interviews and personalities that became part of the process.
The Foo Fighters frontman says the series is a “love letter to the history of American music.” Each episode explores the unique identity of the musicians and identifies how the city they were raised in influenced their musical sound.
Watch the trailer below.
BBC Four Channel Editor, Cassian Harrison said: “BBC Four is renowned for its music programming and I am delighted we have acquired this innovative series that takes viewers into the very roots of popular music, in an epic nationwide odyssey.”
The series will air on BBC Four on Sunday October 26th. Four of the episodes will be broadcast on BBC Four with the final two available on BBC iPlayer.