Dave Grohl has long had love for Chicago. Nirvana released a split single with the Jesus Lizard and recorded a record with Steve Albini. Foo Fighters headlined Lollapalooza in 2011. (Read our interview with Grohl.) Now, the Foo Fighters are giving Wilco a run for its money in the Album Covers with Chicago Architecture sweepstakes. Sonic Highways, the inevitably titled eighth Foo Fighters album, sports a collage painting of eight American cities on its cover. It kind of looks like a New Yorker magazine. Chicago receives prominent placement on it, top center. The band is also releasing variant covers for each metropolis—our town, Austin, New York, Nashville, D.C., Seattle, Los Angeles and New Orleans. The Chicago cover (above right) is rather beautiful, no? Perhaps it's just because it sports one of our of 50 most beautiful buildings. (Notice they didn't put Willis Tower on there.) Sonic Highways is released November 10. Foo Figthers will probably headline Lollapalooza again soon. We're guessing.
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