frontman Dave Grohl
has publicly criticized television talent shows and the way that they treat aspiring musicians, NME
Grohl was speaking at an event put on by the TV Critics Association
in Los Angeles and had the following to say:"I don't want my kid to think that the only way you can be a musician is to stand in line at a song contest audition, and then wind up having a bazillionaire tell you you're not a good singer. Don't get me started. To me, that's not what music's about."
The Foos frontman's television debut, titled "Sonic Highways
," is set to broadcast later this year HBO
. The programme will be accompanied by a new Foo Fighters album of the same name, which was recorded in eight different studios in eight different states across America.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter
, Grohl noted that the band had to step up to the plate for this project, which pushed them beyond what they had achieved previously:"Like, I couldn't just write a three-and-a-half-minute long KROQ jingle and film it for the finale of an episode about the history of music in New Orleans, ya know? We really had to step up what we do. The music is a progression or an evolution for sure, but it's a Foo Fighters record."