Dave Grohl reveals there are 1,300 hours of additional ‘Sonic Highways’ footage
Dave Grohl has revealed that there are 1,300 hours of additional Sonic Highways footage.
The recently broadcast eight part series accompanied the new Foo Fighters album of the same name. Each episode was an hour long, and saw the band recording in cities across North America and talking to local musicians and industry figures. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Grohl explained that there is a huge amount of footage which didn’t fit into the final series. “Dude, we have 1,300 hours of additional footage. We got a lot of shit,” he commented.
He explained that reducing the footage down to eight hour long episodes was “virtually impossible”. He commented: “…trying to reduce all this information from all of these people in each city to an hour-long episode. It’s virtually impossible. Just sitting down and watching one of these complete interviews is enough to change your life. Watching Chuck D’s interview from beginning to end, if that doesn’t make you want to start a group, I don’t know what to say.”
A whole host of artists were interviewed for the show, including Josh Homme, Rick Rubin, Dolly Parton, Ian MacKaye, Joan Jett, Slash, Pharrell Williams, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and even US President Barack Obama.
Foo Fighters recently announced a headline gig for Slane Castle in Ireland next year. The 80,000-capacity show will take place on May 30, with support coming from Kaiser Chiefs and Hozier. The gig is in addition to a previously announced UK tour, which will see the band perform a string of dates in support of new album ‘Sonic Highways’, including two shows at Wembley Stadium.
Support at these shows will come from Iggy Pop and Royal Blood.