The Foo Fighters frontman has drummed, played guitar and sang on records by everyone from Puff Daddy to David Bowie
'Sonic Highways' rockers kick off cross-country tour in Washington, D.C. in July
"I wanted to get outside of that because that's how I feel when I'm there," says 'Sonic Highways' director. "It can be overwhelming in Los Angeles. It can get to you"
"You want people to fucking listen to your music?" the Foo Fighters singer says. "Give them your music"
Filling the National Mall with over 100,000 people, the emotional Veterans Day tribute featured everyone from Meryl Streep to Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl and Co. travel across America for their new LP without ever really leaving home
"Preservation needs to be a priority because if you're not careful, that could be wiped away and you're just left with a strip mall," says 'Sonic Highways' director
The Austin-inspired "What Did I Do?/God as My Witness" and L.A.-influenced "Outside," which the group recently recorded during a BBC session, will appear on 'Sonic Highways' LP
Frontman also says he considered re-recording 1995's 'Foo Fighters' for the LP's 20th anniversary before drummer Taylor Hawkins convinced him it was the "worst idea ever"
In an intimate '60 Minutes' segment, Grohl talks Bob Dylan's 'American Idol' chances, New Orleans and reconciling rock & roll with your daughter's playroom
Foo Fighters also share their D.C.-inspired 'Sonic Highways' track "The Feast and the Famine," recorded at hardcore hotspot Inner Ear Studios
Chicago-inspired track from 'Sonic Highways' features many of the Windy City's musical benchmarks
Foos will also debut new single at a Chicago concert that will be livestreamed via HBO's Facebook
Courtney Love, Michael Stipe, Taylor Hawkins and Zac Brown help celebrate rock photographer Danny Clinch's new book
Dave Grohl also talks growing up with parents who loved opera, Neil Young and Slayer