The storyteller : tales of life and music

by Grohl, David,

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Summary

The #1 New York Times Bestseller * Named one of Variety's Best Music Books of 2021 * Included in Audible's Best of The Year list * A Business Insider Best Memoirs of 2021 * One of NME's Best Music Books of 2021



So, I've written a book.

Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities ("It's a piece of cake! Just do 4 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. 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.

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. 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. I look forward to focusing the lens through which I see these memories a little sharper for you with much excitement.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Grohl describes seeing the video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on MTV in 1991 as "an event that changed not only my life, but the world of music at that time." No words could be more understated. Grohl's career in music, put to paper in this kinetic autobiography, has also been life-changing on the same two scales. From his grubby, mischievous, injury-laden upbringing in Washington, D.C.'s Virginia suburbs to playing drums and touring with punk band Scream at age 18, Grohl breathed, slept, and consumed rock music even when the meager rewards were not enough to get the tour van to the next city. Nirvana's catapulted fame just urged him on as he encountered the thrills and drawbacks of too much of a good thing. The sudden loss of his friend Kurt Cobain and the loss of a lifelong best friend years later are emotionally and beautifully rendered. Grohl also writes with equal fervor about his path from "that guy from Nirvana" to the leader of the uber-famous Foo Fighters and his parenting experiences. An exciting read for fans and a remarkable perspective on the last 30 years of rock music. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Musician, songwriter, and documentary filmmaker Grohl's first book will have enormous draw for for punk rock and rock fans."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sixteen-time Grammy-winner Grohl cranks the story of his life to full volume in this exciting debut chronicling his rock 'n' roll career. Growing up in the 1970s in the suburbs of Springfield, Va.--a "Wonder Bread existence"--Grohl followed the sound of drumming all the way to the stage, from jamming with friends in high school to playing in the D.C. hardcore punk band Scream, joining Kurt Cobain's Nirvana in 1990, and eventually fronting his band, the Foo Fighters. Grohl's uninterested in regaling readers with tales of backstage debauchery; instead, he candidly shares his reverence for the enduring power of music. As a teenager, he writes, it became his religion, "the rock stars my saints, and their songs my hymns." By the time he turned 22, he was traveling the world with Nirvana. After the shock of Cobain's 1994 suicide subsided, Grohl focused on the Foo Fighters and began touring internationally again, while raising three girls with his wife ("music and family intertwined"). Reflecting on his fame, Grohl writes, "I have never taken a single moment of it for granted." Paired with his sparkling wit, this humility is what makes Grohl's soulful story a cut above typical rock memoirs. There isn't a dull moment here. Agent: Eve Atterman, WME. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Grohl, David.
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Autobiographies.
Publisher New York, NY :Dey St.,2021
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780063076099
0063076098
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