Sonic Highways commemorates the Foo Fighters 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording odyssey that produced their latest, and eighth, studio album.


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Series cast summary:
Dave Grohl ...  Self 8 episodes, 2014
Taylor Hawkins ...  Self 8 episodes, 2014
Randy Horte Randy Horte ...  Assistant Editor 8 episodes, 2014
Rami Jaffee Rami Jaffee ...  Self 8 episodes, 2014
Nate Mendel Nate Mendel ...  Self 8 episodes, 2014
Chris Shiflett Chris Shiflett ...  Self 8 episodes, 2014
Pat Smear ...  Self 8 episodes, 2014
Butch Vig ...  Self 8 episodes, 2014
Steve Albini ...  Self 2 episodes, 2014
Ryan Florig Ryan Florig ...  Handsome Dude on Bike 2 episodes, 2014
David Fricke David Fricke ...  Self 2 episodes, 2014
Buddy Guy ...  Self 2 episodes, 2014
James Murphy ...  Self 2 episodes, 2014
Jason Narducy Jason Narducy ...  Self 2 episodes, 2014
Rick Nielsen ...  Self 2 episodes, 2014
Scott Reeder Scott Reeder ...  Self 2 episodes, 2014
Joe Walsh ...  Self 2 episodes, 2014


To salute the band's 20th year and inspire its eighth studio album, Foo Fighters' founder/frontman Dave Grohl has produced "a love letter to the history of American music." His documentary taps into the styles and heritage of Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Each hourlong episode has Grohl and bandmates Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear recording a song in each city. Locals Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Dolly Parton, Rick Nielsen, Chuck D, Allen Toussaint, Gary Clark Jr. and others, contribute to tracks, illustrating how one's surroundings affect tonal/rhythmic traits and how music legends impact their hometowns. Written by Jwelch5742

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Did You Know?


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 »

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Sonic High
9 July 2017 | by dougmacdonaldburrSee all my reviews

This series is great. I discovered it on Netflix thinking it was a film. It was a nice surprise to find it was actually a full series. I am a fan of the Foo Fighters, but, you don't need to be to enjoy the series. They visit some of the most famous cities in the USA and explore their musical histories. There are interviews with too many people to list here and every main genre is covered. The Foo Fighters record a song in each city, inspired by the history of that city and then perform it at the end of each episode. If you love music I highly recommend this.

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17 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)
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