The Dave Grohl Story Nirvana – Foo Fighters Paperback Biography Bio Book
Paperback Best Seller
by Jeff Apter
“To my dearest honcho, love Dave.” — Grohl autograph for author, 2002
ANYBODY with a passing involvement in modern music has at least one Dave Grohl story. This is not surprising, really, given that Grohl — the lucky man that he quite readily admits to being — has had two bites of the rock’n’roll cherry.
His first was as the lank-haired, stripped-to-the-waist tub thumper behind accidental heroes Nirvana. Led by Kurt Cobain, who in his final months seemed hell-bent on fulfilling Neil Young’s prophecy that it was “better to burn out than fade away”, Nirvana blazed bright in the early 1990s, the dawn of what would become known as the alt-rock movement. That was, of course, before Cobain, weighed down by the double whammy of a raging heroin addiction and the pressures of being an idol to millions, blew off his head in his Seattle garage in April 1994.
As it turned out, that simply marked the end of Dave Grohl Mark One. Despite the weight of the grief he felt due to Cobain’s suicide — Grohl later confessed that his “soul went dead” for some time after Cobain pulled the trigger — he bounced back only a year later. Grohl turned a series of homemade songs, some cut during his brief stint with Nirvana, into both an album called Foo Fighters and a band of the same name.
The rest is as they say…history – and this book, “The Dave Grohl Story”, will take you on his incredible journey!
“For fans of the Foos and Nirvana this is nothing short of essential” – Record Collector ”
“A well-researched and balanced portrait of this ex-‘punk pothead’ … handily doubles as an excellent overview of alternative rock in the last quarter century” – Kerrang!
About the Author
Jeff Apter has been writing about music and popular culture for more than 15 years, having spent five years as Music Editor at Australian Rolling Stone. This is his third book for Omnibus Press, the first was Fornication: the Red Hot Chili Peppers Story, followed by Never Enough: The Story of The Cure. He is currently a contributing editor to GQ magazine.
• Paperback: 277 pages
• Publisher: Omnibus Press; 2nd edition (September 1, 2008)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 9781846097621
• ISBN-13: 978-1846097621
• ASIN: 1846097622
• Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5 x 1 inches
• Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (FREE shipping in Australia)
• Average Amazon Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars
Teenage punk, self-taught musician, bandleader, session man, smoker, drinker, multi-millionaire, David Grohl has achieved a rare feat, a rock ‘n’ roll double crown having been a member of two hugely successful and influential bands – Nirvana and The Foo Fighters. The Dave Grohl Story is literally packed with candid interviews, previously untold stories and hard truths about Grohl’s life in music. This is the first comprehensive biography of a bonafide Rock Icon whose career charts Rock and Roll’s rise and fall over the past two decades. The Dave Grohl Story details his drumming and touring with Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails as well as his battle over Nirvana’s legacy with Courtney Love. “You won’t be able to put it down!” JK