The FOO FIGHTERS‘ HBO documentary series “Sonic Highways” took awards in two categories at the Creative Arts ceremony of the 67th Emmy Awards, which were given out Saturday night (September 12) in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater. “Sonic Highways” was honored for “Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)” and “Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera).”
“Sonic Highways” was also nominated for “Outstanding Informational Series” and “Outstanding Directing”.
It competed in all those categories except “Informational Series” against “Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck”, the documentary on FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl’s late NIRVANA bandmate.
Grohl confirmed in a recentinterview with NME that there will be a second season of “Sonic Highways”. Grohl revealed, “There is gonna be another ‘Sonic Highways’ season. It might or might not be international. It might someday be international. It might only be England, or England and other places. Or maybe it’s places in America, and people from other countries that are inspired by these places in America.”
Drummer Taylor Hawkins told The Pulse Of Radio that the original idea for “Sonic Highways” possibly had the band visiting recording studios in other countries. “I mean, at first we talked about doing it at famous studios across the world, so like you know, obviously things like Abbey Road and Strawberry Studios or the Honky Chateau and seeing if any of these places were open and it all sounded like a good, fun trip down classic rock memory lane,” he explained. “That was the first, initial idea.”
The first season of “Sonic Highways”, which aired last fall, followed the band to eight different iconic recording studios in eight different American cities, with each episode exploring the history of the studio and local scene.
The FOO FIGHTERS recorded one song in each studio, resulting in the “Sonic Highways” album.
Grohl told NME that the great thing about the “Sonic Highways” concept is that “it can be anywhere, because any city has some sort of musical history,” citing the U.K. as one especially rich region in rock history.
The 11-time Grammy-winning band’s first two Emmy victory/victories arrive on the eve of a four-night run of sold-out shows in the Southern California area. FOO FIGHTERS will play to some 60,000 fans over the course of the shows that kick off September 19 at the Honda Center in Anaheim and proceed through the band’s latest capacity crowd doubleheader at L.A.’s Forum September 21 and 22, ultimately concluding with a second show at Anaheim’s Honda Center on October 17 (which was moved from its original date of September 18).