The Dave Grohl Story

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Author: Jeff Apter

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120212

Category: Music

Page: 288

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Teenage punk, self-taught musician, bandleader, session man, smoker, drinker, multi-millionaire, David Grohl has achieved a rare feat, a rock ‘n’ roll double crown having been a member of two hugely successful and influential bands – Nirvana and The Foo Fighters. Loaded with candid interviews and hard truths about Grohl’s life in music, this is the first comprehensive biography of an icon whose career charts rock and roll’s rise and fall over the past two decades. Detailing his drumming and touring with Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails and his battle over Nirvana’s legacy with Courtney Love, this is a no-holds-barred account of a career and life at the very top. Grohl's powerhouse drumming, anthemic riffing and melodic brilliance have proved both thrilling and enduring, and he remains one of rock's most respected figures.

Dave Grohl Story

Nirvana - Foo Fighters

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Author: Jeff Apter

Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 1846097622

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 277

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Here is the unlikely story of one man's wild ride from his upbringing in a Virginian suburban outpost to the top of the rock and roll ladder. Throughout his now legendary career with punk banner-wavers Scream, grunge heroes Nirvana, and alt-rock leaders the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl has thrilled millions of fans with his powerhouse drumming, his anthemic riffing, and his melodic brilliance - and the smile has never left his face. His is a story of hard times, good fortune, and some very tough decisions. Three decades into his life of rock, having endured more than his fair share of tragedy and triumph, Dave Grohl remains one of rock's most respected figures.

Dave Grohl - Times Like His: Foo Fighters, Nirvana & Other Misadventures

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Author: Martin James

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre

ISBN: 1784187631

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Foo Fighters emerged from the morass of suicide and potent musical legacy that was Nirvana to establish themselves against all odds as one of the most popular rock bands in the world.Deflecting early critical disdain, Dave Grohl has single-handedly reinvented himself and cemented his place in the rock pantheon. This is his story, from his pre-Nirvana days in hardcore band Scream to his current status as a festival conquering, Grammy winning, platinum-selling grunge legend.Across the entire body of Foo Fighters albums, the whole legendary Nirvana tale, the pre-history in the nascent Seattle scene and Grohl's flirtations with Queens of the Stone Age and his supergroup side-project Them Crooked Vultures, this is an utterly comprehensive, insightful chronicle of Dave Grohl's remarkable life.Drawing on new interviews with key figures in the Grohl story, this definitive biography of one of modern rock's most influential figures includes the stories of the multi-platinum opus Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace, 2011's Wasting Light, which saw Grohl reunited with Nirvana producer Butch Vig and Sonic Highways, their ambitious homage to coast-to-coast US classic rock.'FASCINATING' THE GUARDIAN

Dave Grohl

Times Like His: Foo Fighters, Nirvana and Other Misadventures

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Author: Martin James

Publisher: Blake Publishing

ISBN: 9781784187552

Category:

Page: 352

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Across the entire body of Foo Fighters albums, the whole legendary Nirvana tale, the pre-history in the nascent Seattle scene and Grohl's flirtations with Queens of the Stone Age and his super group side project Them Crooked Vultures, this is an utterly comprehensive, insightful chronicle of Dave Grohl's remarkable life. Drawing on new interviews with key figures in the Grohl story, this definitive biography of one of modern rock's most influential figures includes the stories of the 2007 multi-platinum opus Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, 2011's Wasting Light, which saw Grohl reunited with Nirvana producer Butch Vig, and Sonic Highways, their ambitious homage to coast-to-coast American classic rock.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

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Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857125958

Category: Music

Page: 1600

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This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

From Goodwill to Grunge

A History of Secondhand Styles and Alternative Economies

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Author: Jennifer Le Zotte

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469631911

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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In this surprising new look at how clothing, style, and commerce came together to change American culture, Jennifer Le Zotte examines how secondhand goods sold at thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales came to be both profitable and culturally influential. Initially, selling used goods in the United States was seen as a questionable enterprise focused largely on the poor. But as the twentieth century progressed, multimillion-dollar businesses like Goodwill Industries developed, catering not only to the needy but increasingly to well-off customers looking to make a statement. Le Zotte traces the origins and meanings of "secondhand style" and explores how buying pre-owned goods went from a signifier of poverty to a declaration of rebellion. Considering buyers and sellers from across the political and economic spectrum, Le Zotte shows how conservative and progressive social activists--from religious and business leaders to anti-Vietnam protesters and drag queens--shrewdly used the exchange of secondhand goods for economic and political ends. At the same time, artists and performers, from Marcel Duchamp and Fanny Brice to Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain, all helped make secondhand style a visual marker for youth in revolt.

The Rough Guide to Nirvana

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Author: Gillian G. Gaar

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781405381192

Category: Music

Page: 288

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The Rough Guide to Nirvana in a new ePub format uncovers the magic and tragedy of this iconic 90's grunge band - from small-town gigs to the last days of Kurt Cobain, delve into the story of the life and afterlife of this extraordinary, all too short-lived group.Written by Gillian G. Gaar, a Seattle music journalist who has personally interviewed many of those involved in the story, no other book explores and documents Nirvana's history, critiques every Nirvana album, single, EP and compilation, including the rare, stray Nirvana tracks and solo projects, and summaries the array of other Nirvana books and Nirvana films, in one volume.From Nirvana's early days on the burgeoning Seattle music scene, the birth of grunge, their global success and the untimely death of lead singer Kurt Cobain, the Rough Guide to Nirvana delivers a wealth of musical insight as the definitive guide to Nirvana.

Foo Fighters

Learning to Fly

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Author: Mick Wall

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250122341

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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There’s a reason why Dave Grohl is known, however naively, as “the nicest man in rock.” A reason why millions have bought his Foo Fighters albums and DVDs, his concert and festival tickets. A reason why generations have bought into his story, his dream, his self-fulfilling prophecies. Dave may not have the savant glamour of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, but whereas Kurt dwelled in darkness, Dave was a lover, not a loner, a bringer of light. Foo Fighters: Learning to Fly is his story, and therefore the true story of the Foo Fighters—like it’s never been told before. From Grohl’s days as the new kid in Nirvana, to becoming the Grunge Ringo of the Foo Fighters, to where he is now: one of the biggest, most popular male rock stars in the world. Internationally acclaimed rock writer Mick Wall tells us how and why none of this happened by accident in a style that pulses with rock’s own rhythms. With testimony from true insiders, including former band mates, like Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic, producers, record company executives, and those closest to Grohl and the Foos, this is the first full, explosive, no-holds-barred biography of the band and their otherwise critically bulletproof leader.