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

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Da Capo Press, Nov 29, 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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User Review  - crosbyc - LibraryThing

There is a lot of amazing content in this book, but I'm not sure I needed all of this in a biography. Knowing the history of every band that ever influenced Dave Grohl, every early concert he played ... Read full review

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User Review  - teaswirls - LibraryThing

Most of the time this book stays far too much in a journalism sort of swagger. Rather than anything more in depth. I always enjoy an autobiography more than a biography. And this book spends far too ... Read full review


This is a call
Chaotic hardcore underage delinquents
Gods look down 79
Lounge act
Smells like teen spirit
hate myself and I want to die
My poor brain
Disenchanted lullaby 281
These days

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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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