The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

by Dave Grohl (Author)

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.

Embark on a captivating journey through the life and music of Dave Grohl, the legendary drummer of Nirvana and Foo Fighters, in his tell-all memoir, "The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music." Dive into the intimate and unvarnished stories behind the songs, the collaborations, and the relentless pursuit of his musical dreams.

Grohl's writing style is as raw and honest as his drumming, pulling readers into the heart of his experiences with infectious energy. From his early days as a teenager drumming in a basement band to his rise to fame as a member of Nirvana, Grohl paints a vivid picture of the grunge scene and the impact it had on the music world.

The book is not just a chronicle of Grohl's musical exploits; it's a reflection on life, friendship, and the power of music to connect people. Grohl's tales of camaraderie with bandmates, his encounters with musical icons, and his struggles with loss and addiction are both poignant and inspiring.

Grohl's passion for music shines through every page, as he delves into the creative process, the challenges of balancing art and commerce, and the thrill of performing live. His infectious enthusiasm and genuine love for his craft are sure to resonate with readers, whether they're musicians themselves or simply fans of good storytelling.

"The Storyteller" is a must-read for fans of Grohl, Nirvana, and Foo Fighters, as well as anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes stories of the music industry. It's a celebration of friendship, creativity, and the enduring power of rock and roll.


Dey Street Books
05 October 2021