Foo Fighters win two Emmy Awards for documentary series ‘Sonic Highways’

The band's series beat back competition from 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck'

Foo Fighters’ documentary series ‘Sonic Highways’ won two awards last night (September 12) at the Creative Arts ceremony of the 67th Emmy Awards.

The series followed Dave Grohl and his band as they recorded their eighth studio album across eight different cities in America. Last night it won awards for ‘Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)’ and ‘Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)’, beating back competition from documentary film ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’.

It was nominated for a further two categories – ‘Oustanding Informational Series or Special’ and ‘Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming’.



Earlier this year Dave Grohl confirmed that there would be a second series of ‘Sonic Highways’.

Speaking to NME, the Foos frontman said the second season “might or might not be international… It might only be in England. It might be in England and other places.”

The first season of ‘Sonic Highways’ originally premiered on HBO (and later BBC Four in the UK) in October 2014. Grohl has already hinted that a second series could take place in England. Expanding on this further, he explained that Britain’s rich musical history would work well for the show.

“The great thing about the idea, the concept of the project, is that it can be anywhere because every city has some sort of musical history, but I don’t know. Of all places in the world England and the UK just seems like it would be shooting fish in a barrel. There’s just so fucking much here.”

Last weekend Foo Fighters celebrated their return to the UK at the Milton Keynes Bowl in Milton Keynes after cancelling their Glastonbury and Wembley Stadium gigs in June.

The band marked the occasion by forming a “superdupergroup” with Queen’s Roger Taylor and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones for a cover of Queen and David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure’.

The two-and-a-half hour show also saw singer Dave Grohl stand up in his “throne” as it drove down the central ramp, play ‘DOA’ for the first time since 2012 and make a heartfelt apology for having to cancel the June shows.