FOO FIGHTERS recorded its upcoming album, "Sonic Highways", in eight U.S. cities, including Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. The Pulse Of Radio asked bassist Nate Mendel which of the eight towns that FOO FIGHTERS visited was his favorite. "It's New Orleans, 'cause it's such a unique town and we — we just had fun there really, is what it came down to," he said. "It wasn't a studio, we were in the Preservation Hall, which seems like it's a movie set — it doesn't even seem like a real building. And yeah, we just did things that like are so far out of our normal orbit of experience as a band."
The "Sonic Highways" eight-part series, which documents the making of the album, premiered this past Friday (October 17) on HBO.
FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, who directed the documentary, interviewed a number of personalities for the series, including Slash, Dan Auerbach of the BLACK KEYS, LL Cool J, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Pharrell Williams, Joan Jett, CHEAP TRICK ‘s Rick Nielsen, Paul Stanley of KISS, Joe Walsh, ZZ TOP's Billy F. Gibbons, Macklemore, Buddy Guy and even President Barack Obama.
FOO FIGHTERS completed a week-long residency on CBS-TV's "Late Show With David Letterman" this past Friday.