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Foo Fighters HBO Series 'Sonic Highways', New Single Get October Release Date



It's almost time to get your face melted off with some new rock 'n' roll. Today (Aug. 1) Foo Fighters announced the premiere date for its HBO docu-series Sonic Highways .

Sonic Highways and the first new Foo Fighters single from the band's eighth studio album will debut on Friday, Oct. 17, at 11 p.m. on the premium cable network, according to Consequence of Sound. The eight-episode series will remain in the Friday night timeslot throughout its run.

As previously reported, Sonic Highways will document the creation of the follow-up to the 2011 album Wasting Light, with Dave Grohl and co. recording one new song for the Foo's forthcoming album in eight major U.S. music capitals.

Foo Fighters visited Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington DC and New York on its journey and got some musical assistance from notable local musicians. Gary Clark Jr., Joe Walsh, Rick Nielsen and more were all reportedly involved in the recording process.

Foo Fighters wrote each song on the spot in each city, inspired by the places and people around them. "One song was recorded in each city, every song featuring local legends sitting in, and 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 and personalities that became part of the process," said the statement.

And the resulting album is going to be "epic." Earlier this week, legendary rock producer Butch Vig reported on Twitter that the new Foo album was finished after "23 straight days of mixing."

The record is reportedly due out in November.

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