An intimate portrait of what makes a rock star by Virginia Grohl, the mother of Dave Grohl, one of the generation's most gifted and loved musicians. From Cradle To Stage features an exclusive introduction by Dave Grohl.
Virginia Grohl, mother of Dave Grohl, had not seen any of it coming. Not the arenas of screaming fans, not Nirvana or the Foo Fighters, not the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and certainly not her son, Dave, performing with Sir Paul McCartney at The White House. Theirs had always been a life full of music-the family sang together on long car trips, harmonising to Motown and David Bowie. But when Virginia saw Nirvana play for the first time to crazed applause, she knew nothing would ever be the same. She was the mother of a rock star.
Since then, Virginia often wondered about the mystical force that urges some of us to listen, to play, to surround ourselves with music. She wanted to talk about it with the other mothers whose sons and daughters were sharing stages with Dave, and she decided to seek them out wherever they were. So began a two-year odyssey, where she had conversations with women from all over the world.
Among the mothers she's spoken to are:
I love the pervading feeling of normality that comes from those we put on pedestals. - Manly DailyThe author writes beautifully and is well-informed on rock music and much else - Weekend AustraliaFrom Cradle to Stage offers a fascinating insight into the women who helped shape some of music's big names - Courier Maila very intimate portrait of what makes a rock star. - Femail
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 25th April 2017
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1