New Bio on Dave Grohl

There have been many, many books written about Nirvana.  But about the Foo Fighters?  Not so much.

There are a few, but there hasn’t been one in a while—and certainly not one with much depth.  That’s why you should look for This Is a Call:  The Life and Times of Dave Grohl by Paul Brannigan. 

It runs over 350 pages, comes with an excellent discography and is nicely indexed for fast research.  The book is unauthorized, so it’s not sanitized—and it contains some stories about Dave that I’d never heard before. 

If there’s a Foos fan or someone who loves Nirvana on your Christmas list, then you can’t really go wrong with this book.  

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “New Bio on Dave Grohl

  • December 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I finished this one a few weeks back. It is also a great primer on the history of punk in DC, New York & LA. The Ian MacKaye connection was a surprise. Left me wondering what Fugazi might have sounded like.


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