This Is A Call

This Is A Call

The Life and Times of Dave Grohl

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the life of the rock star known for his work with Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, and the band he founded, Foo Fighters.

Perseus Publishing
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.


The first biography of Dave Grohl, drummer for the legendary band Nirvana and singer/songwriter for the Foo Fighters


Baker
& Taylor

Looks at the life of Dave Grohl, a rock star known for his work with Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures and the band he founded, Foo Fighters, in a book that draws on personal interviews with Nirvana producer Butch Vig, Queens of the Stone Age front man Josh Homme and Grohl himself.
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' global success, and the dark days that almost caused him to quit music for good.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780306819568
0306819562
Branch Call Number: 781.66 G894Z, B735t
Characteristics: xi, 388 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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daniellelcardinal
Apr 15, 2015

A great book full of facts that will enhance your Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters knowledge to a legendary level. An intense read that was thoroughly written. The pics were also a great addition. I especially enjoyed the commentary as they are 100% Dave with the classy F bombs. Loved it! Consider this a valuable lesson in music. It would be well accompanied with the Sonic Highways HBO rockumentaries. Do it!

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Medina12
Feb 22, 2013

OMG!! i love Dave Grohl!!! this book is defiantly for people who have just been introduced to Dave Grohl or what to learn more about him. either way this book is filled with interesting facts about Dave's time with Nirvana, the creation of the Foo Fighters, and his side projects and collaborations with other musicians. this book is great and has that Dave Grohl humor that anyone would love. i loved this book so much that i bought it!!! i would recommend it to anyone who love rock music.

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LeonCox
Nov 02, 2012

For hardcore fans. Reads like a history lesson a lot of the time. Not a lot of crazy rock and roll stories. Alternating chapters include a song by song account of each album.
Very thorough though and paints a picture of over a decade of the music scene in North America.

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