Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl has confirmed details for his new book The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music. The book is to be published by Simon & Schuster Ltd in the UK on 5 October 2021.
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Grohl happy to “Share these adventures with the world”
Grohl said in a statement that he was thrilled to share all his incredible experiences with the world.
He said, “From my early days growing up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, to hitting the road at the age of 18, and all the music that followed. I can now share these adventures with the world, as seen and heard from behind the microphone”. He added, “Turn it up!”.
In a separate statement, Dave Grohl also explained the process of writing the book.
“Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities (‘It’s a piece of cake! Just do four hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!’), I have decided to write these stories just as I have always done, in my own hand”, Grohl said.
He continued, “The joy that I have felt from chronicling these tales is not unlike listening back to a song that I’ve recorded and can’t wait to share with the world, or reading a primitive journal entry from a stained notebook, or even hearing my voice bounce between the Kiss posters on my wall as a child”.
He also added, “This certainly doesn’t mean that I’m quitting my day job, but it does give me a place to shed a little light on what it’s like to be a kid from Springfield, Virginia, walking through life while living out the crazy dreams I had as young musician”.
Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop, AC/DC all get a mention & more!
Grohl also teased what to expect in the book itself.
“From hitting the road with Scream at 18 years old, to my time in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, jamming with Iggy Pop or playing at the Academy Awards or dancing with AC/DC and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, drumming for Tom Petty or meeting Sir Paul McCartney at Royal Albert Hall, bedtime stories with Joan Jett or a chance meeting with Little Richard, to flying halfway around the world for one epic night with my daughters… the list goes on”.
He concluded by saying, “I look forward to focusing the lens through which I see these memories a little sharper for you with much excitement”.
Tributes also poured in over the weekend for former Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Cobain was also a friend of Grohl who hailed him as “the greatest songwriter of his generation”.