Dave Grohl Prepping Debut Book, ‘The Storyteller’


Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters performing at DTE Energy Music Theatre near Detroit, Michigan.

Story by Cat Badra, photo by Ken Settle

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana is gearing up to release his first-ever book, “The Storyteller,” featuring stories from his childhood to today

Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl will soon add another title to his name: author. Grohl has announced that he will release his debut book, “The Storyteller,” on October 5.

“The Storyteller” will feature a range of tales, including “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,” according to a statement.

“There is a common thread that runs throughout everything that I do: storytelling,” Grohl said in the release. “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 said that he was moved to write his first book after receiving some good feedback from his @DavesTrueStories Instagram account. He started the Instagram account last year, just as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was setting in.

“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,” Grohl said. “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.”

Dey Street Books will publish “The Storyteller.” Pre-orders are available now via DaveGrohlStoryteller.com.



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