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  - Jason Edwards - Goodreads

This is an overly well written book that shoots much higher than expected to the effect that it can't decide if it wants to be a history of Punk or a biography of the person influenced by the punk ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Joel Bradshaw - Goodreads

A sweeping history of the history of punk rock to alt rock as traced by the whirlwind path of Dave Grohl, this book certainly ventures out of the strict boundaries of a Dave Grohl biography, but I ... Read full review

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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