Dave Grohl’s Mother to Release Stories From Rock Star Moms
‘From Cradle to Stage: Stories From the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars’ is a work from Virginia Hanlon Grohl, Dave Grohl’s mother, who never expected her son to become a musician.
But when she saw him perform in front of thousands of screaming fans for the first time, she knew that rock stardom was meant to be for her son. And as Virginia watched her son's star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars.
Were they as surprised as she was about their children's fame?
Did they worry about their children's livelihood and wellbeing in an industry fraught with drugs and other dangers?
Did they encourage their children's passions despite the odds against success, or attempt to dissuade them from their grandiose dreams?
Do they remind their kids to pack a warm coat when they go on tour?
While putting together ‘From Cradle to Stage’, Virginia interviewed women such as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre’s mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of R.E.M.’s mother; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse’s mother; Patsy Noah, Adam Levine’s mother; Donna Haim, mother of the Haim sisters and Hester Diamond, Mike D of the Beastie Boys’ mother.
Dave Grohl provides a foreword to his mother’s book, which promises a slew of exclusive family photographs for fans to gaze upon.
‘From Cradle to Stage’ will be released April 25, 2017.