Dave Grohl hints a second series of ‘Sonic Highways’ could be based in the UK

First series of HBO show charted recording of the band's latest studio album in various different US studios

Dave Grohl has suggested that there may be a second series of Sonic Highways, hinting that they could base the series in the UK.

Named after the group’s recent album of the same title, the series originally premiered on HBO (and later BBC Four in the UK) in October 2014. It followed Dave Grohl and the band as they recorded their eighth LP in eight different cities around America.

Speaking to Billboard, Grohl said: “There might be a season two. There are a lot of studios.”


As for the location of these studios, Grohl seemed to suggest that getting out of America is where the future of the show lies. “If we went to somewhere like Abbey Road it’d be fun to interview someone like Paul McCartney or George Martin, that’d be kind of cool,” he said. “Or go to say, Berlin, and interview someone like David Bowie or Iggy [Pop]. You could go to Manchester and interview the Happy Mondays, guys.”

The frontman bows in his knowledge of studios in Britain to drummer Taylor Hawkins, however. “Taylor is one to ask about the UK studios, he’s been to them all, even if they’re kebab shops now. He’ll show up and be like, ‘You guys know that they fucking recorded Queen’s The Game in here, right?'”

“They’re hallowed ground, I think they’re churches, man,” Hawkins added.

‘Sonic Highways’ will be released on DVD and blu-ray on April 7. It will include extended interviews with Barack Obama, the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Joan Jett, Dolly Parton, Ian Mackaye, Chuck D, Butthole Surfers’ Gibby Haynes, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and more.

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters have confirmed they are to headline this year’s Glastonbury festival in their acceptance speech at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas.

The band also tour Britain later this year.


Foo Fighters play:

Sunderland Stadium Of Light (May 25)
Manchester Emirates Old Trafford (27)
Ireland Slane Castle (May 30)
London Wembley Stadium (June 19, 20)
Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium (23)

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