Dave Grohl has reflected on writing a book in a new trailer for his upcoming memoir, The storyteller.
The book has been described as “a collection reminiscent of a life lived high” and is expected to be published in the UK on 5 October.
In the new video, Grohl explains how he came to write the book in the first place: “I have never really been one to collect things, but I collect moments. My life flashes before my eyes every single day and by writing this book I have tried to capture those moments as best I can.
‘When the lockdown happened, I suddenly had nothing to do. I never have anything to do. I have always been creatively restless. So I spent my time writing these short stories for an Instagram page, @davestruestories. And when I did, I fell in love with writing. I thought, ‘You know what, maybe I’m just writing a book’ without realizing how big a project it would be.
The Foo Fighters lead singer went on to say that the biggest challenge he faced when compiling the book was narrowing down which stories to include. “I could write a whole book about the band Scream,” he said. “I could write a whole book about my time in Nirvana. The idea was to choose the stories that best described what it is like to be behind the curtain and on the inside of the music, from the drum chair and look.
“To play music, have this beautiful family, travel the world, meet people from all walks of life – I never take any of this for granted, believe me. I’m so proud that I wrote this book and I hope you enjoy it. Watch the trailer above now.
In an excerpt shared last month, Grohl explained how he became a punk. “I was now determined to start my new life as a punk rocker,” he wrote in the section, telling a story of an experience that led him to punk music and into adulthood.
“I had finally thrown off the outer layer of fragile youth insecurity and started growing a new skin, one that would become my true self, and I could not wait to show it to the world.”
Meanwhile, in a new interview, the musician hinted at the direction that Foo Fighters’ next album could come in. “Every album we’ve made is a response to what we did before,” he said. “So now there is a whisper about making an insane prog-rock record.”