After reports surfaced yesterday
that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl would be directing/hosting his own HBO series, the band announced today that its premiere will be accompanied by their eighth studio album to commemorate their 20th anniversary.
The series will feature in-depth, musical portraits of eight cities — Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington DC, and New York — wherein each a song was recorded featuring their own local legends.
"Dave's heartfelt passion for this project is contagious and his talent as a musician and filmmaker is undeniable," said Michael Lombardo, President, HBO Programming in a press release. "We are excited to go on this journey with him and the Foo Fighters for this insider's look at how regional music inspired them to create their own new music."
It's certainly the first time a record will have ever been released in such a way, and we're in no way surprised that Renaissance Man Dave Grohl is the mastermind behind this endeavor.
Neither the album nor series are named, but they are expected to be due out this fall on Roswell/RCA.