Scoop: FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS - Series Finale on HBO - Tonight, December 5, 2014


Episode #8: "New York City" (series finale) Debut: TONIGHT, DEC. 5 (11:00 p.m.-midnight ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 5 (1:00 a.m.), 6 (5:30 p.m., 12:45 a.m.), 7 (4:55 a.m.), 8 (10:45 p.m.), 9 (11:00 p.m.) and 11 (5:15 p.m., midnight)

HBO2 playdates: Dec. 6 (8:00 p.m.) and 10 (1:20 a.m.)

On the final stop of his multi-city journey, Dave Grohl explores the melting-pot ingredients that have contributed to the evolution of the NYC music scene over the years. Among those who shed light on the Big Apple's enormous influence on American music are KISS' Paul Stanley, producer Jimmy Iovine, Nora Guthrie (daughter of Woody Guthrie), Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Chuck D of Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Beastie Boys' Mike D, and producer Rick Rubin.

From the money-making factories of Tin Pan Alley and the Brill Building in the '40s and '50s, to the West Village folk scene of the '60s, to the rock, punk and rap movements of the '70s and beyond, countless acts of the last half-century are either from NYC or have recorded there.

Before recording a final Foo Fighters single at The Magic Shop - one of the city's last iconic recording venues - Dave chats with owner Steve Rosenthal about some of the legendary bands that have recorded there, as well as the "cloudy" future of traditional, in-the-studio recording.

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FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS is directed by Dave Grohl for Roswell Films, a division of Roswell Records, the label that releases Foo Fighters' music; written by Mark Monroe; executive produced by Dave Grohl, James A. Rota, John Ramsay; produced for HBO by Roswell Films and Therapy? Content, in association with Worldwide Pants.

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