Dave Grohl’s Sonic Highways HBO documentary series was certainly a success – season one has had four Emmy nominations . It chronicled the band’s making of an album of the same name at different studios across the country working with local musicians from each city they visited. So, what’s on tap for season two?
In an interview with Billboard.com the Foo Fighters front man says: “I don’t know. We’ve got into the production logistics of doing another season and the people of HBO have basically said, just do whatever you want to do,” …. “The people at HBO have been so f****** cool that it wouldn’t be difficult to figure out another season. It would be really easy, for sure.”
The musician said that the show will stick to the concept that “everywhere has a musical history.”
“It doesn’t matter if it’s Lawrence, Kansas or Jakarta or Reykjavik, Iceland or Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the Foo Fighters, it could be musicians from each one of those cities, it could be someone from another country coming to that country to discover the music from there,” he said. “The thing that made it different from just a documentary about each one of those cities was mixing [in] the creative process [of writing a song.]”
Grohl said when he found out the eight-part series had been nominated for four Emmy Awards, he thought it was a mistake.
“The first person to even say the word Emmy to me was Nina [Rosenstein, sr. vp at HBO],” he said. “She said, ‘You’re going to get an Emmy for this.’ I said, ‘That’s crazy. Aren’t those for real TV shows?’”
Grohl said he was even more surprised because he admits he is a total novice at directing. His style, he said, is based on his background as a musician and a drummer.
“The composition of a song is not unlike the composition of one of those episodes. We looked at each one in three acts. There was the hook, the pre-chorus and there was the chorus. And then the chorus becomes the theme of the entire show, so that’s basically how I looked at each one of these episodes. But you have to realize that I don’t know what I’m doing.”
The Emmy Awards will air September 20 on Fox in the U.S.