- 25 Nov 21
Already renowned as rock’s nicest guy, he may also now rival Damon Albarn as its premier polymath.
Previously the subject of a fine biography by Kerrang! journalist Paul Brannigan, the iconic Dave Grohl gets to recount his life story in his own words in the compelling The Storyteller. Already one of the most celebrated drummers and frontmen in rock history, the musician could also conceivably have enjoyed a successful writing career, given the book’s impressive verve and style.
Written during the dog days of lockdown last year, the narrative jumps around somewhat, but the broad structure has the author vividly recalling his youth in suburban Virginia – in a memorable summation of the Gen X experience, Grohl describes his upbringing as “Stand By Me meets River’s Edge” – before going on to recall Nirvana’s rise and tragic fall, and Foo Fighters’ eventual world-conquering success.
It almost goes without saying that this is catnip for consumers of rock bios, with the tale made all but irresistible, thanks to the cameos from rock royalty such as David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney and more. Elsewhere this year, Grohl has resumed playing live with the Foos and directed a doc on van touring, What Drives Us.
Out now via Simon & Schuster.
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