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Foo Fighters to tape 'Austin City Limits' Nov. 7

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com

Get ready for a blockbuster night of fighting foo with Dave Grohl and company: “Austin City Limits” just announced that the Foo Fighters will tape an episode for the show’s 40th season at ACL Live this Friday, Nov. 7 — the same night that the band’s new HBO series “Sonic Highways” airs its episode on Austin at 10 p.m.

In addition to the band’s live performance, the taping event also will include a screening of the “Sonic Highways” episode. A limited number of space-available tickets will be issued to those who sign up with a name and email address at the show’s website.

An eight-song “Sonic Highways” album, with tracks recorded at each of the eight cities to be featured in the series, is set for release next Monday, Nov. 10.