Dave Grohl to Publish First Book, The Storyteller, This Fall

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, a 16-time Grammy winner, two-time Emmy-winning director and genial jack of all trades, adds “author” to his list of accomplishments with the announcement of The Storyteller, his first book, out Oct. 5 .

“There is a common thread that runs throughout everything that I do: storytelling,” explains Grohl 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.”

The tome is promised to contain “hilarious childhood mishaps, touching family moments, leaving home to see the world at eighteen, and spectacular stories about Nirvana, Foo Fighters, David Bowie, Joan Jett, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney.” And more, including “playing drums for Tom Petty on Saturday Night Live, performing at the White House, and even swing dancing with AC/DC.”

The Storyteller, touted as a “fascinating look at a life lived loud,” arrives via Dey Street Books, an imprint of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins. Editorial Director Carrie Thornton said in a statement, “From the second I saw Dave’s first post on Instagram, I knew I was going to publish his book. I’ve always admired his Puckish personality and his awesome musicianship. It turns out that he can write with as much energy and passion as he performs.”

In May 2020 Grohl wrote a reflection for The Atlantic on missing the thrill of live music during the Covid era that went viral. That ended a longstanding self-imposed exile from social media, and the singer/guitarist launched @davestruestories, a platform where he shared his entertaining true tales. Grohl is set to build upon that momentum with his first book, which is both a celebration of music and about the moments that have molded him into the man he is today.”

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