Dave Grohl is releasing his memoir The Storyteller on October 5, where he will finally open up about his Nirvana days. The press release states that the book has stories about “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.”
“There is a common thread that runs throughout everything that I do: storytelling,” Grohl says. “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’s @DavesTrueStories Instagram account motivated him to write the book, which he launched during quarantine as COVID-19 pushed back Foo Fighters’ touring plans.
“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,” he explains. “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.”