8 songs. 8 studios. 8 cities. 8 episodes.
Chicago - Washington, D.C. - Nashville - Austin - Los Angeles - New Orleans - Seattle - New York City
Directed by Dave Grohl, this 8 part series is devoted to different American musical landmarks, chronicling the histories, cultures, environments - and of course the human beings - that define each city's unique musical identity. Sonic Highways features appearances from the local legens who have become the miscal and cultural ambassadors of thos cities including Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Dolly Parton, Rick Nielsen, Bad Brains, Chuck D, Gibby Haynes, Allen Toussaint, Carrie Underwood, and a host of others.
Described as a love letter to the history of American music, Foo Fighters, along with producer Butch Vig, based themselves at a legendary studio integral to the unique history and character of each of these great American musical capitals.
One song was recorded in each city as the band delved hard into the local musical currents: discovering how each region shaped these musicians in their formative years and, in turn, the impact those people had on the cultural fabric of their hometowns.
Includes more than 3 hours of extended interviews and never before seen footage. Approximate running time 9 hours.