You remember Dave Grohl‘s Sound City documentary about the legendary recording, right?
Taking that intimate, behind-the-scenes theme a little further, Grohl will direct and host a new HBO series scoping out studios in eight cities: Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, D.C. and New York. He recorded one song in each city – with local rockers like Paul Stanley from KISS, Nancy Wilson from Heart and Joe Walsh from the Eagles.
From Rolling Stone, Grohl’s press release says he didn’t write lyrics until the last day of recording,
“…in order to be inspired by the experiences, interviews and personalities that became part of the process.”
The series will premiere this fall and Grohl calls it a “…love letter to the history of American music.” Each episode will build perspective on a different city.
Last month, producer Butch Vig said the new Foo Fighters album was almost half-way done.