The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music

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So, I've written a book.

Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities ("It's a piece of cake! Just do 4 hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!") I have decided to write these stories just as I have always done, in my own hand. The joy that I have felt from chronicling these tales is not unlike listening back to a song that I've recorded and can't wait to share with the world, or reading a primitive journal entry from a stained notebook, or even hearing my voice bounce between the Kiss posters on my wall as a child.

This certainly doesn't mean that I'm quitting my day job, but it does give me a place to shed a little light on what it's like to be a kid from Springfield, Virginia, walking through life while living out the crazy dreams I had as young musician. From hitting the road with Scream at 18 years old, to my time in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, jamming with Iggy Pop or playing at the Academy Awards or dancing with AC/DC and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, drumming for Tom Petty or meeting Sir Paul McCartney at Royal Albert Hall, bedtime stories with Joan Jett or a chance meeting with Little Richard, to flying halfway around the world for one epic night with my daughters…the list goes on. I look forward to focusing the lens through which I see these memories a little sharper for you with much excitement.

Title:The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780063076099
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    The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music Reviews

  • Lisa of Troy

    Perfect for anyone who loves music or emotional intelligence!Before you do anything, open YouTube and type in "Dave Grohl Plays Nirvana NYC 2021." This book spoke to me as a music lover. When I was in...

  • Steph Dobbins

    Buy the book for your bookshelf... listen to the audiobook for the experience....

  • Meike

    After listening to this audiobook, I love Dave Grohl even more - how is that fucking possible?! His memoir is full of warmth, humor, absorbing behind-the-scenes stories of rock'n'roll adventure, heart...

  • Char

    If you listen to this, (and you must listen to it) make sure you keep listening after the credits. This is a phenomenal, inspiring book, that brought me to tears several times. Dave Grohl is an energe...

  • Lee

    Nirvana was my favourite band when I was 15. I bought Nevermind the day it was released (on cassette!) after reading several rave notices, which referenced The Pixies, Husker Du, Sonic Youth et al. A ...

  • Charles

    Contrary to every second reviewer so far, I’m not the Foo Fighters' #1 fan, nor am I obsessed with Dave Grohl. I remain a product of my generation, however, and Grohl has been in my life for the las...

  • Emily B

    Really fun and entertaining. It was joyful to read. Yes the timeline is a bit all over the place but I wouldn't say this is a chronological autobiography. It's exactly as described, stories....

  • ivy

    Well, not sure how another rock memoir is going to top that one. Storyteller is right. Humble, intelligent, insightful, engaging and sometimes a little emotional. So much to relate to in this.Highly r...

  • Nicholas Eames

    Loved it--and narrated by the man himself! ...

  • Malia

    Though I'm not a big Foo Fighters Fan, I do like Nirvana and I was intrigued by the book. I'd recommend going with the audiobook, because Grohl reads it himself, and he does so well. It really feels l...