‘Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways’ is a trip worth taking

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In today’s Lori’s List, TV critic Lori Rackl talks about HBO’s new, eight-part docuseries, “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways.”

Music lovers are in for quite a ride as Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters take viewers along on the eight-city tour that shaped the band’s upcoming album (Nov. 10) by the same name.

This innovative series explores how a particular city’s seminal performers influenced music and how each city shaped those artists.

These intimate, well-told stories become the ingredients for a new Foo Fighters song recorded at a local studio and performed at the end of each hourlong episode.

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The captivating premiere centers on Chicago. It features some of the usual suspects, like blues legend Buddy Guy, along with lesser-known stories about the city’s punk rock scene and the impression it made on a young Grohl.

The series debuts at 10 p.m. Friday on HBO.

Rating: [s3r star=4/4]

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