*President Obama makes an appearance in tonight’s episode of HBO’s “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways,” granting lead singer Dave Grohl an interview during the Washington D.C. stop of the musician’s eight-city musical odyssey.
As previously reported, the show follows Grohl and his band as they record tracks for their new “Sonic Highways” album in eight different cities, infusing the musical influences and tapestry of each environment into the respective songs.
Tonight’s episode is all about Washington D.C. Grohl was raised just over the bridge in Springfield, Va. and has spoken publically about immersing himself in both the local punk and go-go sounds during his formative years.
So how does President Obama fit into the episode? He may live on Pennsylvania Ave. now, but the man is from Chicago…by way of Honolulu.
“I wanted him to talk about America as a country, where you have the opportunity to start with nothing, like Buddy Guy, make your guitar from strings and wires in your screen porch and then become a blues legend that’s inducted into the Kennedy Center Honors,” the former Nirvana drummer told us. “Or be a high school dropout from Springfield, Virginia, that winds up in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, or being a kid from Hawaii that winds up being the President.”
Grohl continues below:
The D.C. episode of HBO’s “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways” airs tonight, Oct. 24, at 11 p.m.
Watch trailers for the episode below.