Sometimes, I break TV news that I am kinda blah about. It’s like: Oh, another show about a family trying to survive the suburbs in their own kooky ways! Or, another show about a charming serial killers who takes down the weak and needy, cool! But in this case, I am elated. Beyond elated, even. I am giggling like a school girl who just found out its a snow day. Why? Because Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters are getting their own HBO show. Let THAT sink in for a second.
The following is taken from a press release HBO just put out:
“In the series, directed by Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl, the band taps into the musical heritage and cultural fabric of eight cities – Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington, D.C. and New York – basing themselves at a legendary studio integral to the unique history and character of each location. One song was recorded in each city, with every song featuring local legends sitting in, and every lyric was written in an unprecedented experimental style: Grohl held off on putting down words until the last day of each session in order to be inspired by the experiences, interviews and personalities that became part of the process.
Each episode delves into the singular regional identity of each city – showing how each region shaped these musicians in their formative years, and in turn what impact those people had on the cultural fabric of their hometowns – ultimately celebrating their common bond. Every artist who appears in the show, regardless of genre or locale, started as an average kid with universal dreams of making music and making it big. Grohl’s interviews with these musicians are integral to the show and the creation of the album, as is his chemistry with band mates Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear.”
Dave Grohl is pretty much the coolest guy on the planet, and this sounds like it might just be the best show ever made. Well, maybe I am TOO into it, but you gotta admit that this sounds pretty awesome. Plus, when Dave Grohl gets his own HBO show, all is right with the world.
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