Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl pulls out a book full of memories and anecdotes from his life.
Entitled The Storyteller, the 52 year old man says it will be “a collection of memorabilia from a loudly lived life” and is expected to feature stories of his encounters with his former Nirvana teammate, the late Kurt Cobain, David Bowie and Iggy Pop.
The book will also see the Foo fighters The guitarist talks about his upbringing in Washington DC and his hopes to see the world when he left home at 18.
He’ll give fans a taste of what it’s like to play drums for Tom Petty on Saturday Night Live, swing dance with AC / DC, and perform at the White House.
During the lockdown, the former Nirvana drummer opened an Instagram account, @davestruestories, to share anecdotes with his fans as the music industry was on hold.
Grohl said: “There is a common thread in everything I do: telling stories.
“Whether in the song, the documentary film or on the page, I have always felt compelled to share moments of my life.
“This inclination is a big part of what turns me on creatively but also as a human being.
“In March 2020, realizing that my daily work with the Foo Fighters was going to be put on hold, I created an Instagram account and decided to focus all of my creative energy on writing some of my stories, which I did. love to do but i ‘never really had the time.
“I soon found out that the reward I felt every time I published a story was the same as the feeling I got from playing a song to an audience, so I kept writing.
“The response from readers has been as soulful as any cheering in an arena.
“So I took stock of all the experiences I have had in my life – amazing, difficult, funny and moving – and decided it was time to finally put them into words.
“Now, along with the great people at Simon & Schuster, I am delighted and honored to announce The Storyteller, a collection of memories from a life lived strong.
“From my early days in the suburbs of Washington, DC, until hitting the road at age 18, and all the music that followed, I can now share these adventures with the world, seen and heard behind the microphone. . . Go up! “
Ian Marshall, deputy director of non-fiction publishing for Simon & Schuster UK, said: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen such universal excitement in a business, with so many of my colleagues sharing their very personal memories of Dave and of his music.
“But, at the end of the day, what really sets this book apart is the brilliance of the writing: it’s a rock memoir that will set the standard for a generation to come, because it truly is THE storyteller.