Foo Fighter frontman Dave Grohl publishes a book full of memories and anecdotes from his life.
Entitled The Narrator, 52-year-old he says it will be a “collection of memories of a loudly lived life,” and it will feature stories of his encounters with a former Nirvana colleague, the late Kurt Cobain, David Bowie and Iggy Pop.
The book will also see Foo Fighters The guitarist talks about growing up in Washington and hopes to see the world when he left home in the 18th century.
He will give fans an insight into what it’s like to play drums for Tom Petty on Saturday Night Live, swing dancing with AC / DC and perform at the White House.
Over the lock, the former Nirvana drummer opened an Instagram account, @davestruestories, to share anecdotes with his fans while the music industry stood still.
Grohl said, “There’s a common thread that runs through everything I do: storytelling.
“Whether in a song, a documentary, or on a page, I 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.
“In March 2020, realizing that my daily job with the Foo Fighters would be on hold, I opened an Instagram account and decided to focus all my creative energy on writing down some of my stories, something I love to do, but I never really had time for.
“I soon discovered that the reward I felt every time I published a story was equal to the feeling I have when I play a song to an audience, so I kept writing.
“The response from readers was as soul-filling as any applause in the arena.
“So I reviewed all the experiences I’ve had in my life – amazing, difficult, funny and emotional – and concluded that it’s time to finally put them into words.
“Now with the amazing people at Simon & Schuster, I’m excited and honored to announce Storyteller, a collection of memories of a loud life.
“Since my early days growing up in suburban Washington, DC, so I embarked on a journey at the age of 18 and all the music that followed, I can now share these adventures with the world, seen and heard behind the microphone of Boost!”
Ian Marshall, deputy publishing director for non-fiction for Simon & Schuster UK, said: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen such universal excitement in a company, with so many of my colleagues sharing their very personal memories of Dave and his music.
“But in the end, what really sets this book apart is the sheer brilliance of this writing: this is a rock memoir that will set the standard for the generation to come, because it’s really a STORY.”