Dave Grohl reflects on writing a book in ‘The Storyteller’ trailer

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“My life flashes before my eyes every day and in writing this book I have tried to capture those moments as best as possible”

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Dave Grohl is considering writing a book in a new trailer for his upcoming memoir, the storyteller.

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The book has been described as a “collection of memories of life out loud” and is set for release in the UK on 5 October.

In the new video, Grohl explains how he came to write the book in the first place: “I’ve never really been a stuff collector, but I collect moments. My life flashes before my eyes every day and in writing this book I have tried to capture those moments in the best possible way.

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“When the lockdown happened, I suddenly had nothing to do. I never want to do anything. I have always been creatively restless. So I spent my time writing these short stories for an Instagram page, @davetruestories. And while doing so, I fell in love with writing. I thought, ‘You know, maybe I’ll just write a book,’ without realizing how gargantuan that would be of a project.”

The Foo Fighters frontman continued to say that the biggest challenge he faced when wrapping up the book was which stories to include. “I could write an entire book about the band Scream,” he said. “I could write an entire book about my time in Nirvana. The idea was to choose the stories that best describe what it’s like to look out from a drum stool, behind the scenes and inside the music.

“To play music, take this beautiful family, travel the world, meet people from all walks of life – I never take this lightly, trust me. I’m so proud to have written this book and I hope you like it.” Now watch the trailer above.

In an excerpt shared last month, Grohl detailed how he became a punk. “I was now determined to start my new life as a punk rocker,” he wrote in the passage, telling the story of an experience that inspired him to pursue music and punk in adult life.

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“I finally shed the outer layer of fragile teenage insecurities and began to develop a new skin that would form into my true self, and I couldn’t wait to show it to the world.”

Meanwhile, in a new interview, the musician hinted at the direction Foo Fighters’ next album could be heading in. “Every album we’ve made is a reaction to what we’ve made before,” he said. “So now there’s the whisper of making a crazy prog-rock record.”

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