Foo Fighters have announced that they’ll release their ‘Sonic Highways’ documentary series later this year.
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 co as they recorded their eighth LP in eight different cities.
‘Sonic Highways’ will be released on DVD and blu-ray on April 7, with pre-orders starting from March 9. 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.
Foo Fighters were unable to attend the ceremony in person, but sent a video acceptance speech in which they thanked rock legend Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders for presenting them with the award before revealing their high-profile summer slot – the first of the three Glastonbury headliners to be made public.
Earlier this week, the band were forced to cancel a gig in Auckland, New Zealand following an accident in which a member of the band’s crew was injured.
The band axed a charity fundraising gig in Auckland scheduled for Friday (February 20) following what Billboard reports as a “serious accident” in which equipment was wrecked and a crew member was injured.
A statement from Frontier Touring Company shed more light on the nature of the accident. In the statement it was claimed that a truck carrying essential band equipment was involved in an accident whilst travelling from Christchurch to Auckland.
“Thankfully the driver is expected to be OK,” Frontier spokesperson Michael Gudinski noted. However, equipment on the truck was “so badly damaged it cannot be used. Foo Fighters gig at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday will go ahead as planned after replacement equipment is flown to New Zealand from Los Angeles.