Rising from the ashes of Nirvana, the Foo Fighters became a Grammy-winning sensation on their own. Sixteen years of the band's history comes to life in this documentary, from their demo ... See full summary »
Recorded at Hyde Park in London, June 17th 2006, this 76 minute performance sees the Foo Fighters rock through some of their most popular material in front of a massive crowd, quoted in ... See full summary »
"Nirvana headlining at Reading in 1992 was something you had to see, and if you didn't see it then it was something you pretended you saw." --Kerrang (October 2003) "The staggering energy ... See full summary »
Five weeks after releasing what was to become the seminal album of a generation, Nirvana was on a nationwide club and small theatre tour that brought them to Seattle's Paramount Theatre for... See full summary »
The Foo Fighters Recorded "Something From Nothing" in Chicago at the Electrical Audio Studio. The Foo Fighters Recorded "The Feast and the Famine" in Washington D.C at the "Inner Ear Studio". The Foo Fighters Recorded "Congregation" in Nashville at the "Southern Ground Studio". The Foo Fighters Recorded "What Did I Do? / God As My Witness" in Austin at the "Austin City Limits Studio". The Foo Fighters Recorded "Outside" in Los Angeles at the "Rancho De La Luna Studio". The Foo Fighters Recorded "Clear" in New Orleans at "Preservation Hall". The Foo Fighters Recorded "Subterranean" in Seattle at "Robert Lang Studios". The Foo Fighters Recorded "I am a River" in New York at the "Magic Shop". By Pez Tickles See more »
In a day and age where social networking and other new-age website mediums are pointing a middle finger to artists who struggled to get where they are, Sonic Highways restores the inspiration that is slowly being lost. Today, the music world is being hacked by those who believe views from those looking into a computer screen is the best gratifying experience. The world of musicians only playing music for their own ears is getting lost into history. Now, people are wanting cameras around every note being played, so they can become the next online star who obtains the spotlight for a short amount of time.
Dave Grohl begins this incredible journey by taking us to the old blues and punk rock routes of Chicago. He establishes the fact that many of the musicians didn't expect to gain a bigger audience than the 50 people crammed inside of a local club, or those listening on the side of a street. This is what I personally enjoy; fellow musicians who can enjoy music, without ever expecting it to leave the room. The gratification of playing it for a small amount of people, or just for yourself is greater than millions of views.
Though the caparison to the online digital age isn't addressed, the feeling when watching this series is, "how I f**king miss those days." Watching Sonic Highways is like dusting off an old record while sitting in a room listening and remembering. The series is an inspiration within itself.
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