“I really believe that the environment in which you write or record an album influences the musical result.”
That’s the quote, courtesy Dave Grohl, that opens the trailer to Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, the upcoming HBO series that informs the Foo Fighters‘ new album of the same name.
The trailer finds Grohl and co. traversing the United States to record in eight different studios for eight different songs, all of which are on the record, Sonic Highways, out this November.
There’s even a new song involved, which is currently untitled but features Grohl’s trademark howl over heavy riffs.
The trailer also teases the enormous amount of guest stars interviewed for the series as Grohl attempts to, he says, make a “musical map of America.” There’s Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Slash, Macklemore — and even President Barack Obama, who sits down in the White House with Grohl as he made a stop through Washington, D.C., to talk about location’s impact on music.