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Dave Grohl To Release First Book The Storyteller In October

Tuesday, 06 April 2021 Written by Laura Johnson

Dave Grohl will release his first book this autumn.

The Storyteller, the 11-minute audio trailer for which you can listen to below, will arrive on October 5 through WME in the UK. The Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters founder and frontman has delved into his rich musical history, which includes 10 studio albums and 12 Grammy wins with the latter band.

It will also feature childhood and family memories, as well as stories about David Bowie, Joan Jett, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney, playing drums for Tom Petty on Saturday Night Live, performing at the White House, and swing dancing with AC/DC. Grohl said:

"There is a common thread that runs throughout everything that I do: storytelling. 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. In March 2020, realising that my day job with the Foo Fighters was going to go on hold, I started an Instagram account (@davestruestories) and decided to focus all of my creative energy on writing some of my stories down, something I love doing but I’ve never really had the time for. 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. The response from readers was as 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. Now with the amazing people at Simon & Schuster I’m excited and honoured to announce THE STORYTELLER, a collection of memories of a life lived loud. From my early days growing up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, to hitting the road at the age of 18, and all the music that followed, I can now share these adventures with the world, as seen and heard from behind the microphone. Turn it up!"

Deputy Publishing Director, Non-Fiction for WME, Ian Marshall added:

"I don’t think I have 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 the writing: this is a rock memoir that will set the standard for a generation to come, as he truly is THE storyteller."

Foo Fighters, meanwhile, released their latest album, 'Medicine at Midnight', in February.

Foo Fighters Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Tue June 08 2021 - BERLIN Waldbuhne (Germany)
Sat June 12 2021 - MILAN Area Expo (Italy)
Mon June 14 2021 - NIMES Arènes de Nîmes (France)
Tue June 15 2021 - NIMES Arènes de Nîmes (France)
Thu June 17 2021 - VALENCIA Artes Y Las Ciencias (Spain)
Sat June 19 2021 - LISBON Bela Vista Park (Portugal)

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