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The storyteller : tales of life and music / Dave Grohl.

Grohl, David, (author.).

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  • 13 of 35 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Thomaston Public Library.

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7 current holds with 35 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Thomaston Public Library B GROHL (Text to phone) 34020146439086 Adult New Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063076099
  • ISBN: 0063076098
  • Physical Description: 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2021]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Turn it up -- Setting the scene -- The buildup -- The moment -- Cruising -- Living -- Conclusion: Another step in the crosswalk.
Summary, etc.:
The legendary American musician, singer, songwriter and documentary filmmaker offers a collection of stories, written by his own hand, that focus on the memories of his life, from his childhood to today.
Grohl offers an honest portrait of an extraordinary life made up of ordinary moments. From his deep connection to his hometown of Springfield, Virginia, to the awe he still feels about raising his daughters, he tells stories from his soul. Packed with reflections on touring with Scream, joining Nirvana and watching it all crumble, creating Foo Fighters when his life was at a crossroads, and now crisscrossing the world as a family man, Grohl introduces himself to us as a gifted, engaging writer with a clear-eyed perspective on fame. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Grohl, David.
Grohl, David > Childhood and youth.
Rock musicians > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Biography.
Autobiographies.
Biographies.

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Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Grohl joyfully recounts his life in this memoir. Growing up in Virginia, Grohl taught himself to play drums by ear. He left school to tour with the group Scream, then joined Nirvana and struggled with its monumental success. The lifelong nonconformist found himself adored by Nirvana's mainstream audiences while dealing the band's "awkward dysfunction." After Nirvana's breakup, Grohl started the Foo Fighters, then formed the supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, with Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones. In nostalgic, often humorous anecdotes, he recalls meeting the musicians who inspired him: jamming with Iggy Pop, drumming for Tom Petty on Saturday Night Live, sharing bedtime story duties with Joan Jett. Grohl seems most proud of his role as father, and his loving stories of parenthood are sprinkled throughout the book. VERDICT Grohl bares his soul and shares his passion in this must-read memoir, which will resonate with music lovers and his fans.--Lisa Henry, Kirkwood P.L., MO

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Sixteen-time Grammy-winner Grohl cranks the story of his life to full volume in this exciting debut chronicling his rock 'n' roll career. Growing up in the 1970s in the suburbs of Springfield, Va.--a "Wonder Bread existence"--Grohl followed the sound of drumming all the way to the stage, from jamming with friends in high school to playing in the D.C. hardcore punk band Scream, joining Kurt Cobain's Nirvana in 1990, and eventually fronting his band, the Foo Fighters. Grohl's uninterested in regaling readers with tales of backstage debauchery; instead, he candidly shares his reverence for the enduring power of music. As a teenager, he writes, it became his religion, "the rock stars my saints, and their songs my hymns." By the time he turned 22, he was traveling the world with Nirvana. After the shock of Cobain's 1994 suicide subsided, Grohl focused on the Foo Fighters and began touring internationally again, while raising three girls with his wife ("music and family intertwined"). Reflecting on his fame, Grohl writes, "I have never taken a single moment of it for granted." Paired with his sparkling wit, this humility is what makes Grohl's soulful story a cut above typical rock memoirs. There isn't a dull moment here. Agent: Eve Atterman, WME. (Oct.)

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Grohl describes seeing the video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on MTV in 1991 as "an event that changed not only my life, but the world of music at that time." No words could be more understated. Grohl's career in music, put to paper in this kinetic autobiography, has also been life-changing on the same two scales. From his grubby, mischievous, injury-laden upbringing in Washington, D.C.'s Virginia suburbs to playing drums and touring with punk band Scream at age 18, Grohl breathed, slept, and consumed rock music even when the meager rewards were not enough to get the tour van to the next city. Nirvana's catapulted fame just urged him on as he encountered the thrills and drawbacks of too much of a good thing. The sudden loss of his friend Kurt Cobain and the loss of a lifelong best friend years later are emotionally and beautifully rendered. Grohl also writes with equal fervor about his path from "that guy from Nirvana" to the leader of the uber-famous Foo Fighters and his parenting experiences. An exciting read for fans and a remarkable perspective on the last 30 years of rock music. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Musician, songwriter, and documentary filmmaker Grohl's first book will have enormous draw for for punk rock and rock fans.


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