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

Grohl, David, (author.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

6 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 921 GRO (Text) 33500013468095 New Checked out 12/18/2021

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]

Content descriptions

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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #2
    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. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Grohl, David.
Grohl, David > Childhood and youth.
Rock musicians > United States > Biography.
Grohl, David.
Rock musicians.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
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