DAVE GROHL's 'The Storyteller' Available Now In Paperback With New Content

October 31, 2023

Dey Street Books has published the new trade paperback edition of "The Storyteller" by Grammy-winning musician, Emmy-winning director and bestselling author Dave Grohl.

"The Storyteller" created a sensation when it was published and has gone on to sell over two million copies around the world. Readers praised the book for Dave's heartfelt, authentic voice, his love of family and music, and the zest for life that pours from every page.

Now, in this deluxe paperback edition further showcases Dave's love of writing, but also his appreciation for his fans, offering a wide variety of extra content, including:

* The story of when Dave first met Paul McCartney, previously an audiobook exclusive
* An essay on how Dave approaches creativity (here's a hint: you don't have to think outside of the box when you can just ignore the box altogether)
* A series of prompts to inspire readers to jump into their own creative pursuits
* Dave's playlists for early morning pancake making, manning the grill, and getting behind the wheel and blasting the tunes
* An in-depth examination of the creation of four FOO FIGHTERS favorites, including the inspiration behind the lyrics and how Dave and these songs have grown together

"The Storyteller" redefined the parameters of the music memoir. With this paperback, the legacy continues.

19-time Grammy-winning musician, two-time Emmy-winning director, bestselling author and two-time Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Grohl has been one of the most beloved and respected figures on the international music scene since his recorded debut with NIRVANA on 1991's generation-defining "Nevermind". Grohl took center stage with FOO FIGHTERS' 1995 self-titled debut, the first album in a massive catalog that includes "The Colour & The Shape" (1997),"There Is Nothing Left To Lose" (1999),"One By One" (2002),"In Your Honor" (2005),"Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace" (2007),"Wasting Light" (2011),"Sonic Highways" (2014),"Concrete And Gold" (2017),"Medicine At Midnight" (2021) and, most recently, the band's universally acclaimed 11th album, "But Here We Are" (2023).

FOO FIGHTERS celebrated their 26th anniversary with their 2021 induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame — marking the second time Grohl received the honor, having previously been inducted as a member of NIRVANA in 2014.

Grohl has a well-earned reputation as a prolific collaborator: His various endeavors have included "Cut Me Some Slack", written and recorded with Paul McCartney and Grohl's NIRVANA bandmates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear; THEM CROOKED VULTURES, formed with LED ZEPPELIN's John Paul Jones and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Joshua Homme, playing live and in-studio with late legends David Bowie and Lemmy Kilmister of MOTÖRHEAD, as well as working with Mick Jagger, Neil Young, Elton John, NINE INCH NAILS, Brian May and Roger Taylor of QUEEN, to name but a few.

In 2013, Grohl made his debut as a feature director/producer with the acclaimed documentary "Sound City" — the story of the Van Nuys, California studio where NIRVANA recorded "Nevermind" in 1991, which would sell more than 30 million copies and transform the modern musical landscape. Premiering to unanimous raves at Sundance and achieving a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating, "Sound City" focused both on the history of the legendary studio and on the ongoing fight to preserve the human element of music. Hailed by The New York Times as "candy to several generations' worth of rock fans" and NPR as "a celebration of just how unbelievably awesome it is to make rock music for a living," "Sound City" has since been certified as a gold longform video by the RIAA, while the "Sound City – Real To Reel" companion album took the 2013 Grammys for "Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media" and "Best Rock Song" ("Cut Me Some Slack").

Grohl's subsequent directorial efforts have included the eight-part HBO docuseries "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways", which premiered in October 2014 and went on to win two of the four Emmys for which it was nominated (outstanding sound mixing for nonfiction programming and outstanding sound editing for nonfiction programming). Described by Grohl as a love letter to the history of American music, "Sonic Highways" was comprised of eight one-hour episodes, each chronicling the creation of one song on FOO FIGHTERS' "Sonic Highways" album, each written and recorded in a different American musical landmark — Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. In April 2021, "What Drives Us"Grohl's feature-length documentary tribute to "every musician that has ever jumped in an old van with their friends and left it all behind for the simple reward of playing music," premiered via The Coda Collection to unanimously positive reviews. Comprised of firsthand accounts from Grohl, his FOO FIGHTERS bandmates and a diverse cast of van tour veterans ranging from up and comers RADKEY and STARCRAWLER to Ringo Starr and St. Vincent to members of U2, METALLICA, BLACK FLAG, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC and many more, "What Drives Us" is a unique and poignant exploration of a common bond: the unstoppable drive of young musicians to share their music with the world.

October 5, 2021 marked Grohl's debut as an author with "The Storyteller: Tales Of Life And Music", published by Dey Street Books, an imprint of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins. Shooting to No. 1 on The New York Times Bestseller List — on the Nonfiction Print as well as Combined print and ebook lists — as well as topping the bestselling book charts in Canada, Ireland and Great Britain, "The Storyteller" quickly added International Bestselling Author to Grohl's ever-growing list of accomplishments and accolades. Driven by rave reviews and sold-out performances of an intimate, three-hour one-man show, and "Best Of 2021" nods from the likes of Audible, Business Insider, NME and Variety, "The Storyteller" has captivated individual readers and live audiences alike.

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