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Foo Fighters' 'Sonic Highway' album, HBO show a trip into mediocrity
Foo Fighters' 'Sonic Highway' album, HBO show a trip into mediocrity

Aligning yourself with respected and beloved artists is one way to draw attention to your otherwise unremarkable new record. Documenting how it was made on a premium cable channel is another. "Sonic Highways" is the Foo Fighters' eighth album and the title of an eight-part HBO series that follows the band across the country as it records in eight cities. It was created by chummy bandleader Dave Grohl and features interviews with notable artists in Chicago, Nashville and other cities that are strategically spliced alongside the band's song recorded in that city. On HBO, it's Dolly Parton and the Foos, Steve Earle and the Foos, Ian MacKaye of Fugazi and the Foos....

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