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“Sonic Highways,” “Montage of Heck” Up For Emmys

The Foo Fighters may bring home a little more metal in September.

The group`s critically acclaimed series "Sonic Highways" has been nominated for two Emmy Awards, Outstanding Informational Series or Special and Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming. The eight-episode project aired during the fall of 2014, taking the Foos to iconic studios in eight American cities to record tracks for its "Sonic Highways" album.

Foos founder Dave Grohl, who conceived, directed and co-produced the series, tells us that he's still coming to terms with "Sonic Highways'" popularity:


"It still hasn't really sunk in. People come up to me on the street all day long saying, 'I love 'Sonic Highways' and 'Thank you for 'Sonic Highways',' but I've been so busy doing other things that it's hard for me to imagine millions of people actually watching this show that started with a crazy idea."

Grohl -- who broke his leg during a June 12 stage fall in Sweden -- are currently on tour in North America, and he's said that he plans to do another season of "Sonic Highways" but has offered no details yet.

...Also on the Emmy front, "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck," the documentary about Grohl's late Nirvana bandmate, is up for five Emmys, competing against "Sonic Highways" in the Sound Mixing Category and also getting nods for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming. The Emmys will be presented September 27 in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.