This is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl

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Da Capo Press, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 388 pages
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This Is a Call, the first in-depth, definitive biography of Dave Grohl, tells the epic story of a singular career that includes Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and Them Crooked Vultures. Based on ten years of original, exclusive interviews with the man himself and conversations with a legion of musical associates like Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, DC punk legend Ian MacKaye, and Nevermind producer Butch Vig, this is Grohl’s story. He speaks candidly and honestly about Kurt Cobain, the arguments that almost tore Nirvana apart, the feuds that threatened to derail the Foo Fighters’s global success, and the dark days that almost caused him to quit music for good.

Dave Grohl has emerged as one of the most recognizable and respected musicians in the world. He is the last true hero to emerge from the American underground. This Is a Call vividly recounts this incredible rock ’n’ roll journey.

  

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Review: This Is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl

User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

I read this mainly because I really like Nirvana and I wanted to get more insight into their music (as if they were/are not dissected enough) and process. Foo Fighters I never much cared for but this ... Read full review

Review: This Is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl

User Review  - Mike Sutcliffe - Goodreads

I don't know why, but I got a long way through this book before I realised it wasn't exactly 'fully authorised" by Dave Grohl. He's obviously spent a lot of time with the author (according to the ... Read full review

Contents

This is a call
23
Chaotic hardcore underage delinquents
53
Gods look down 79
112
Lounge act
148
Smells like teen spirit
169
hate myself and I want to die
211
My poor brain
255
Disenchanted lullaby 281
298
Home
314
These days
334
Sources
355
Bibliography
373
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About the author (2011)

Former editor of Kerrang! magazine Paul Brannigan is a respected authority on the punk scene in Washington, DC, where Dave Grohl cut his teeth. He has written about Grohl for Mojo magazine and lives in London.

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