Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Foo Fighters: Dave Grohl to publish memoir The Storyteller

Dave Grohl will publish his memoir, “The Storyteller”, on October 5 via Dey Street Books.

The project is as much a celebration of music as it is about the moments that have molded the rocker into the man he is today – from hilarious childhood mishaps, touching family moments, leaving home to see the world at eighteen, to spectacular stories about Nirvana, Foo Fighters, David Bowie, Joan Jett, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney, playing drums for Tom Petty on "Saturday Night Live", performing at the White House, and even swing dancing with AC/DC.

The Foo Fighters' leader was approached to do the project based on his distinguished career and the recent success of his “Dave’s True Stories” series on Instagram.

"There is a common thread that runs throughout everything that I do: storytelling," says Grohl. "Whether in song, documentary film or on the page, I have always felt compelled to share moments from my life. This inclination is a huge part of what excites me creatively but also as a human being. In March 2020, realizing that my day job with the Foo Fighters was going to go on hold, I started an Instagram account (@davestruestories) and decided to focus all of my creative energy on writing some of my stories down, something I love doing but I've never really had the time for. I soon found that the reward I felt every time I posted a story was the same as the feeling I get when playing a song to an audience, so I kept on writing.

“The response from readers was a soul-filling as any applause in an arena,”
he continues. “So, I took stock of all the experiences I've had in my life-incredible, difficult, funny and emotional-and decided it was time to finally put them into words. Now with the amazing people at Dey Street Books I'm excited and honored to announce 'The Storyteller', a collection of memories of a life lived loud. 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. Turn it up!"

The Foo Fighters' latest album is “Medicine At Midnight”; co-produced by the band and Greg Kurstin, the record debuted at No. 1 in the UK and at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200.

The group are among the artists under consideration for induction into the 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame; honorees will be announced in May ahead of a live ceremony in Cleveland, OH on October 30.

See also:

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announces 2021 induction ceremony event
Foo Fighters perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden
Foo Fighters debut Medicine At Midnight in US Top 5
Foo Fighters debut Medicine At Midnight atop UK charts
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