Dave Grohl’s New Music Series – “Sonic Highways” Trailer

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters have released a trailer for the HBO series Sonic Highways – which documents the making of their future LP of the same name – set to begin airing on October 17th. “I really believe that the environment in which you write or record an album influences the musical result,” Dave Grohl says in the trailer. That’s why, as Dave explains, the group decided to record in different studios in different cities all over the country, where they worked with and met with a variety of guests.

“You can tie all of these people and places together with these ‘sonic highways,'” adds Grohl.

The trailer shows snippets of interviews with icons of music such as Dolly Parton, Slash, Clive Davis, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, LL Cool J, Macklemore, Willie Nelson, Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye, Steve Albini and more, and even shows Grohl interviewing President Barack Obama.

“This isn’t just the making of our most ambitious album,” Grohl says. “This is a love letter to the history of American music.”

To say I really can’t wait to watch this would be an understatement.  I think Dave is turning into a great documentarian of music from a perspective of a musician who has the access and knowledge to do it justice.