Foo Fighters Front Man Dave Grohl Announces New Book
As if Dave Grohl isn’t busy enough as a musician, film maker, and keeper of the rock flame, he is now about to be a published author.
The Foo Fighters front man will release a new book this fall, The Storyteller, on October 5.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer said he was inspired to write the book after reading fan reaction to his @DavesTrueStories Instagram account, which he launched last year at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“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,” he explains. “The response from readers was a soul-filling as any applause in an arena. 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.”
The book will tell the tale of Grohol’s life, starting with “hilarious childhood mishaps, touching family moments, leaving home to see the world at 18, 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,” according to a press release.
“There is a common thread that runs throughout everything that I do: storytelling,” Grohl says. “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.”
He continued: “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!” Grohl says.
The Storyteller will be published by Dey Street Books. You can pre-order it now via DaveGrohlStoryteller.com.