Foo Fighters May Film Second ‘Sonic Highways’ Season in the U.K.
The same love of the recording studio that spurred Dave Grohl to direct his Sound City documentary and led the Foo Fighters through their Sonic Highways TV series could lead to a second season for the show.
"There might be a season two," Grohl told Billboard. "There are a lot of studios." Pressed for details, he hints that drummer Taylor Hawkins could have a big say in what ends up on the list, saying, "Taylor is one to ask about the U.K. studios, he's been to them all, even if they're kabob shops now. He'll show up and be like, 'You guys know that they f---ing recorded Queen's The Game in here, right?"
Calling studios "hallowed ground" and saying "I think they're churches, man," Hawkins recalls his pilgrimage to the site of the former Musicland Studios in Munich, saying that it led to a memorably strange conversation with a hotel cleaning lady. "It's connected to a hotel and now it's a storage room. I went there and I made the lady walk me down to where it was. ... I'm like, 'Yeah, but 'Another One Bites the Dust' was recorded right here.' She's like, 'Huh?'"
Although Grohl notes that "it'd be fun" to visit legendary U.K. studios like Abbey Road, the list of options isn't limited to that part of the world; at one point in the conversation, he mentions Berlin as a potential destination and guitarist Chris Shiflett muses, "Perhaps we could go to Melbourne wherever they made all those AC/DC records and interview George Young."
It sounds like whatever plans they might have are in the very early stages at this point — the Foo Fighters' tour is still ongoing, and the DVD/Blu-ray release of Sonic Highways' first season still weeks away — but however it proceeds, it looks like the band's enthusiastic approach to record-making hasn't seen its last unique twist.
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