7:31am PT by Philiana Ng
Foo Fighters Book Weeklong 'Late Show' Residency
The Foo Fighters are taking up residency at The Late Show.
The rock band fronted by Dave Grohl has booked a weeklong stay at CBS' The Late Show With David Letterman the week of Monday, Oct. 13 through Friday, Oct. 17. The band will play covers of music from the cities that inspired their forthcoming eighth album, Sonic Highways. To kick off the week, Grohl will be interviewed by Letterman on Oct. 13.
The Foo Fighters' week coincides with its eight-part HBO series, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways. It premieres Oct. 17 and chronicles the making of the upcoming album Sonic Highways, which hits stores Nov. 10 via Roswell/RCA. Both the series and the album features local musicians from eight cities — Austin, Chicago, L.A., Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C. — some of whom will join the band on The Late Show.
For the album, Grohl, along with bandmates Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear, wrote and recorded one song in each of the eight cities, with the intent to explore how each region shaped the featured musicians.
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways is directed by Grohl for Roswell Films, a division of Roswell Records. It was penned by Mark Monroe and Grohl, who executive produces along with James A. Rota and John Ramsay.
8:31 a.m. An earlier version of this story inaccurately stated that the band would be performing songs from Sonic Highways on The Late Show. THR regrets the error.