Available Now: Dave Grohl’s Memoir, ‘The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music’ — Watch His Interview on ‘Today’

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Today, Oct. 5, marks the publishing date of The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music, the first-ever official memoir from Foo Fighters front man, former Nirvana drummer and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dave Grohl.

The man has infused his band’s live shows with stories for years — his amusing tales and anecdotes are always part of the wall-to-wall entertainment that is a marathon gig from the Foos — and this book is sure to be a wealth of even more amusing stories and memories from a life and career that has spanned decades, various styles of music and earned the reverence and respect from nearly everybody in the music world.

To celebrate the book release, Grohl caught up with Carson Daly for a six-minute interview on The Today Show, which aired Tuesday morning:

Tonight, Grohl will also host one of his in-person book release events, which promise stories, a little bit of music and surprises for the lucky fans in attendance. He has a handful of such dates coming in the week ahead:

October 5 – New York City
October 7 – Washington, DC
October 12 – Los Angeles 
October 13 – Los Angeles 

The following was part of the official details regarding The Storyteller when the book was announced:

“There is a common thread that runs throughout everything that I do: storytelling. 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. In March 2020, realizing that my day job with the Foo Fighters was going to go on hold, I started an Instagram account (@davestruestories) and decided to focus all of my creative energy on writing some of my stories down, something I love doing but I’ve never really had the time for. 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. 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. Now with the amazing people at Dey Street books I’m excited and honored to announce THE STORYTELLER, a collection of memories of a life lived loud. From my early days growing up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, to hitting the road at the age of 18, and all the music that followed, I can now share these adventures with the world, as seen and heard from behind the microphone. Turn it up!”

Be sure to give The Storyteller a look if you’re even remotely interested in Grohl, as there’s sure to be something to keep you entertained within its pages.

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