When he isn’t busy climbing on top of bars, performing secret shows and just generally being a living legend, Dave Grohl will be working on his own TV show for HBO. According to Classic Rock Magazine, the still-untitled series will be part talk show, part musical showcase. The show will find the Foo Fighters frontman traveling to different studios, recordings music and interviewing some of the artists who have made albums in the respective studio.
The Nirvana drummer has already spoken to a number of musicians for the show: Paul Stanley, Ian MacKaye of Fugazi and Dischord Records, Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson, and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh.
Some of the studios that will be appearing include: Steve Albini's Electrical Audio, Don Zientara’s Inner Ear studios in Washington, D.C. and Rancho De La Luna: the studio that serves as a sort of homebase for Queens Of The Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys.
The show builds on Sound City, the 2013 documentary directed and produced by Grohl focusing on the Los Angeles studio of the same name. (See a clip below.)
UPDATE: More details have been revealed about the series. It has now been confirmed that the HBO series will be to commemorate the release of Foo Fighters’ eighth studio album—due out this fall via Roswell/RCA—and will be an “eight-city odyssey,” during which the record was created.
The series will be directed by Grohl, and the Foo Fighters will tap into the musical heritage and cultural fabric of the eight cities—Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, D.C. and New York—basing themselves at legendary studios.