Chicago to Be Featured in Foo Fighters' HBO Series

The show and album will premiere in the fall

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Mat Luschek

    The Foo Fighters are headed to the small screen.

    The rock band said Thursday it will show the making of its new album in a series on HBO. The series will feature the group recording one song in eight cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.

    The show and album will premiere in the fall.

    Bandleader Dave Grohl will direct the series, which he calls "a love letter to the history of American music." He received critical acclaim last year for his directorial debut, the music documentary "Sound City."

    “Dave’s heartfelt passion for this project is contagious and his talent as a musician and filmmaker is undeniable,” Michael Lombardo, President, HBO Programming, said in a statement. ”We are excited to go on this journey with him and the Foo Fighters for this insider’s look at how regional music inspired them to create their own new music.”

    The Foo Fighters recorded tracks for its eighth album in eight cities including Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; Seattle; New Orleans; Los Angeles; Chicago; New York; and Washington, D.C. A news release says the songs will include "local legends."

    The news comes after months of speculation following the band's visit to the Windy City in January.

    Grohl and his bandmates appeared at Piece Pizzeria & Brewery and Grohl was even spotted riding the CTA Brown Line.

    Their appearance had Foo fans buzzing as they arrived just after announcing they planned to record a new album.

    The new album is the follow-up to 2011's "Wasting Light," which won five Grammys in 2012, including best rock album.