Deluxe Edition Features Additional Footage Filmed in All Eight Cities Plus Extended Interviews with President Barack Obama, Dan Auerbach, Chuck D, Billy Gibbons, Gibby Haynes, Joan Jett, Ian Mackaye, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood and Joe Walsh
“skillfully directed and packed with decades-spanning trivia”–ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“excellent… a road trip that only could have been taken by a star who’s never lost touch”–ROLLING STONE
“Dave Grohl’s busy but beautiful road trip… intimate and revealing… makes a passionate case that the roots of American music result in the same large tree.”–WASHINGTON POST
“The care and detail lavished on each city in Sonic Highways is incredibly interesting and powerful” —VULTURE
Fresh off the back of their massive Australia/New Zealand stadium tour, Foo Fighters have tonight debuted at #1 on the ARIA DVD chart with their release of the DVD / Blu Ray, FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS.
The critically acclaimed and award-winning HBO docuseries directed by Foo Fighters’ own Dave Grohl, is available in a deluxe DVD/Blu Ray treatment and digital release through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The series first premiered on the Channel 9 and Go Network in October 2014 and has just finished airing this week Channel V. Assembled with the same passion that went into the musical odyssey that produced both the series and the current Foo Fighters album that shares its title, the SONIC HIGHWAYS DVD/Blu Ray package features bonus footage filmed during each of the eight episodes-plus extended interviews with President Barack Obama, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers, Joan Jett, Ian Mackaye of Fugazi and Minor Threat, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood and Joe Walsh.
Described by Grohl as a love letter to the history of American music, FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS followed Grohl and fellow Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear as they recorded each song in a legendary studio in one of eight iconic American musical capital cities-Chicago, Washington DC, Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Seattle and New York–tapping into the deep musical heritage and cultural fabric of each locale: experiencing firsthand 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. The resulting eight songs were released as the eighth Foo Fighters album, each song featuring local legends sitting in, with every lyric written in an unprecedented experimental style: Dave held off on putting down words until the last day of each session, so as to be inspired by the experiences, interviews for the HBO series, and other local personalities and experiences that became part of the process.