Dave Grohl has reflected on writing a book in a new trailer for his upcoming memoir The Storyteller.
The memoir looks set to be released on October 5. It has also been described as “a collection of memories of a life lived loud”.
In an excerpt which was released last month, Grohl also explained becoming a punk.
“I was now determined to begin my new life as a punk rocker,” he wrote in the passage, “telling a story of an experience that led him to punk music and into adult life”.
“To play music, have this beautiful family, travel the world, meet people from all walks of life – I never take any of this for granted, believe me. I’m so proud that I wrote this book and I hope that you enjoy it”.
“I do collect moments”
In the trailer, Grohl also talks about how he began writing this book in the first place.
“I’ve never really been one to collect stuff, but I do collect moments”, he said. “My life flashes before my eyes every single day and in writing this book I’ve tried to capture those moments as best I can”.
He continued, “When the lockdown happened, I suddenly had nothing to do. I never have nothing to do. I’ve always been creatively restless”.
“So I spent my time writing these short stories for an Instagram page, @davestruestories. And in doing that, I fell in love with writing. I thought, ‘You know what, maybe I’ll just write a book’, without realising how gargantuan of a project it would be”.
One of the biggest challenges faced when putting this memoir together according to Grohl was narrowing down the stories.
“I could write an entire book about the band Scream”, he explained.
“I could write an entire book about my time in Nirvana. The idea was to choose the stories that best described what it’s like to be behind the curtain and on the inside of the music, from the drum stool looking out”.
He also added, “To play music, have this beautiful family, travel the world, meet people from all walks of life – I never take any of this for granted, believe me. I’m so proud that I wrote this book and I hope that you enjoy it”.
Check out the trailer below.
Dave Grohl has also said that he has often wondered about the Foo Fighters’ commercial appeal. The frontman has said that he is unsure if the band “ever felt cool”.