I just finished watching Dave Grohlâ€™s HBO series Sonic Highways, and I must say that I think it is the most inspirational series I have ever seen. Â Each one-hour episode features a different iconic American city’s music scene and one of the studios that make it tick. Â The history of each cityâ€™s music scene is explored as well as itâ€™s culture and interviews with artists that have defined and been shaped by each cityâ€™s musical identity. Â
For the series the Foo Fighters recorded one track in each of the 8 featured cities, the results being their new album â€œSonic Highwaysâ€. Â All of the lyrics were written on the last day of each session, with Grohl drawing upon the inspiration, experiences, interviews and personalities he encountered in each place. Â Â Â
As that I am of the same generation as Dave and the Foo Fighters this series really struck a chord with me. Â After watching each episode I felt so inspired that I just wanted to grab my bass and write music. Â Some nights I did! Â Watching Sonic Highways I remembered why I started playing music in the first place, and why I havenâ€™t stopped. Â Whether you are a Foo Fighters fan or not, I highly recommend you watch this series.