BBC Four to show Foo Fighters documentary ‘Sonic Highways’

Behind the scenes look at the making of the US band's new album will begin on October 26

Sonic Highways, the documentary taking viewers behind the scenes as Foo Fighters record their new album in different studios around America, is to air in the UK on BBC Four.

The show will start on BBC Four on Sunday, October 26. The eight episode series will then be split between BBC Four and BBC iPlayer, with episodes three to six available exclusively online. The final two episodes will then be shown on BBC Four.

Each episode is set in a different city and studio as the band record a new song for their forthcoming ‘Sonic Highways’ album. Over the course of the series, Foo Fighters visit Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, DC Each episode culminates with the band performing the track they created in each of the eight cities.

‘Sonic Highways’, the album, will be released on November 10 and is the band’s eighth studio effort. As previously revealed to NME, The Eagles’ Joe Walsh, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen are among the guests who feature on the record.

Speaking about the album, frontman Dave Grohl is quoted as saying: “This album is instantly recognisable as a Foo Fighters record, but there’s something deeper and more musical to it. I think that these cities and these people influenced us to stretch out and explore new territory, without losing our ‘sound’.”

‘Sonic Highways’ tracklist:

‘Something From Nothing’
‘The Feast And The Famine’
‘Congregation’
‘What Did I Do?/God As My Witness’
‘Outside’
‘In The Clear’
‘Subterranean’
‘I Am A River’