As Foo Fighters prepare to record at the historic Austin City Limits Studio, Dave Grohl chats with Terry Lickona, executive producer of “Austin City Limits,” the TV series that has featured performances from Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Beck, Radiohead and Grohl himself (in both Foo Fighters and Them Crooked Vultures) over the course of 40 years. Dave delves into the roots of the city’s music scene, from the blues of Jimmie Vaughan, to the psychedelic rock pioneered by Roky Erickson’s 13th Floor Elevators, to punk bands Scratch Acid and Big Boys. He also discusses the impact of commercialization on Austin with guitarist Gary Clark Jr.
Foo Fighters SONIC HIGHWAYS Austin Preview
Episode #4: “Austin”
Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 7 (11:00 p.m.-midnight ET/PT)
Other playdates: Nov. 7 (1:00 a.m.), 8 (6:00 p.m., 1:30 a.m.), 9 (4:35 a.m.), 10 (10:30 p.m.) and 13 (3:00 p.m., midnight)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 8 (8:00 p.m.), 11 (12:45 a.m.) and 12 (1:50 a.m.)