Dave Grohl Hits No. 1 on New York Times Best Sellers List with New Memoir


Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performing amid a blue background and bright blue lights during a show in Detroit, Michigan.

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Ken Settle

Dave Grohl is now a No. 1 best-selling author on the New York Times’ Best Sellers list

Congratulations are in order for Dave Grohl. The Foo Fighters and Nirvana rocker already has countless gold and platinum-selling records to his name, not to mention Grammy Awards and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and now, Grohl is also has a best-selling book.

Grohl released his first memoir, “The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music,” last Tuesday (Oct. 5). This week, the read has reached No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.

“The Storyteller” tells the tale of Grohl’s life over the past 30 years in rock ‘n’ roll. Fans seem happy with the outcome, as the book has received mainly positive press from critics and fans alike, with a current Amazon reader rating of 4.8 out of 5.

“The Storyteller” currently sits at No. 1 on the New York Times’ Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction list. It’s also No. 1 on the publication’s Hardcover Nonfiction list. Grohl had tough competition this week, too, as “The Storyteller” was up against the debut of Trump White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham’s memoir.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that I would someday be a number one bestselling author, but it’s those same wildest dreams that I’ve followed since the day I picked up a guitar. Honored,” Grohl stated on Foo Fighters’ official Facebook page. “Huge thanks to everyone at Dey Street Books for making my first book such an amazing experience.”

When he first announced “The Storyteller,” Grohl explained the title of book was chosen because storytelling is something he’s always done in life. “There is a common thread that runs throughout everything that I do: storytelling,” he said in a statement. “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.”

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