Foo Fighters confirm sequel to ‘Sonic Highways’ album and TV series, hinting at UK setting – watch

Dave Grohl describes potentially setting second season of HBO show in the UK as like 'shooting fish in a barrel'

Dave Grohl has confirmed that there will be a new season of Foo Fighters‘ HBO documentary series ‘Sonic Highways’, teasing a potential UK setting.

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.”

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The first season ‘Sonic Highways’ originally premiered on HBO (and later BBC Four in the UK) in October 2014, following Dave Grohl and his band as they recorded their eighth studio album in eight different cities around America.

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.”

Around the release of the first ‘Sonic Highways’ album and documentary series, Grohl told NME the project was a one-off, unlikely to be repeated. Ask why he’d make a U-turn like this, the frontman explained: “By the time we were finished with ‘Sonic Highways’ I was just fucking exhausted. But it’s kind of a magical luxury of my life that I’m able to go around and interview people and learn about the history of all these awesome places so I wouldn’t just give it up that’s for sure.”

“The great thing about being in this band is that we don’t have to do anything. Nobody ever tells us what to do or when to do it. So we kind of just figure it out. I think it’s one of the reasons we’ve been active for so long, nobody’s ever been able to tell us to stop.”

Watch the full video interview above.


In other Foo Fighters news, a fan was reduced to tears after Dave Grohl invited him on stage with the band in Hamburg last week (June 3).

The unnamed fan was spotted by Grohl during the O2 World gig as he was holding a huge picture of the frontman’s face that he had painted. Pointing out the “crazy mother fucker with the picture”, Grohl brought him onto the stage and signed the picture before sending him backstage.