Dave Grohl is now officially adding “author” to his ever-growing résumé. The Foo Fighters frontman will release his debut book, The Storyteller, on October 5.
According to a press release, The Storyteller will touch on everything from “hilarious childhood mishaps, touching family moments, leaving home to see the world at 18, to spectacular stories about Nirvana, Foo Fighters, David Bowie, Joan Jett, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney, playing drums for Tom Petty on Saturday Night Live, performing at the White House, and even swing dancing with AC/DC.”
“There is a common thread that runs throughout everything that I do: storytelling,” Grohl says. “Whether in song, documentary film or on the page, I have 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.”
Grohl adds that he was inspired to finally write a book after the positive response to his @DavesTrueStories Instagram account, which he launched last year at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I soon found that the reward I felt every time I posted a story was the same as the feeling I get when playing a song to an audience, so I kept on writing,” he explains. “The response from readers was a soul-filling as any applause in an arena. So, I took stock of all the experiences I’ve had in my life — incredible, difficult, funny and emotional — and decided it was time to finally put them into words.”
The Storyteller will be published by Dey Street Books. You can pre-order it now via DaveGrohlStoryteller.com.
By Josh Johnson
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