The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music
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Storyteller is the first memoir by rock legend, Dave Grohl, written entirely in his own words during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dave began sharing stories on Instagram in March 2020, starting with a hilarious mishap with fireworks in his hometown of Virginia. A love of writing quickly took hold and he was inspired to share more with his fans. From his early years blasting death metal from his bedroom in the suburbs to his illustrious career in the music industry - not least as the drummer in Nirvana and the frontman of The Foo Fighters - Dave Grohl puts into words the moments that have shaped his life and career.
?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 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. 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.?
About the Author
- Contributor: Dave Grohl
- Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- ISBN13: 9781398503700
- Number of Pages: 384
- Packaged Dimensions: 153x234x33mm
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Release Date: 2021-10-05
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Dave Grohl is an award-winning musician and director. He has been one of the most beloved and respected figures on the international music since his recorded debut with Nirvana on 1991's generation-defining Nevermind. Grohl took centre stage with Foo Fighters' 1995 self-titled debut album, and the band have gone on to win twelve Grammys and five Brit Awards. Their most recent album, Medicine at Midnight, went to No 1 on the UK charts. In 2013, Grohl made his debut as a feature director/producer with the acclaimed documentary Sound City. Grohl also directed the eight-part HBO docuseries Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, which premiered in October 2014 and went on to win two Emmys.