He’s the Latest Star to Be Narrated for CBB’s ‘Bedtime Stories’
Dave Grohl will read a story based on The Beatles’ “Octopus Garden” to kids for a new episode of CBB’s this week. bedtime Stories.
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The Foo Fighters frontman will read the story, written by Ringo Starr and featuring illustrations by Ben Kort, this Friday (October 8) on the CBBz channel at 6.50pm.
Grohl is the latest high-profile star to contribute to the series, which has seen Dolly Parton, Sir Elton John, Robbie Williams and Mark Ronson read stories aloud. Actors including Tom Hardy, Felicity Jones, Tom Hiddleston and Orlando Bloom have also narrated in the past.
Per press material, the story that Grohl will read follows five children on a magical journey through a garden of octopuses. The playful octopus takes them on an amazing underwater adventure, riding on the backs of turtles, playing pirates in a sunken city and taking shelter from a storm in the octopus’ cave”.
— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) 4 October 2021
It is based on the lyrics of ‘Octopus Garden’, cut from The Beatles’ album Abbey Road in 1969. Drummer Star wrote the song and sang the lead vocals.
Grohl’s Reading on Friday is the first of two stories recorded for the Pre-School Channel.
He said: “As a proud father of three children, I have always enjoyed reading stories to my children. Glad to read these stories for CBBz” [via BBC].
In other news, Grohl has recalled the time when Paul McCartney gave his daughter her first piano lessons.
Speaking in a new interview, the musician – who is currently promoting his upcoming memoir the storyteller who is out tomorrow (October 5) revealed that Beetle once stopped near his house for dinner and began tickling ivory with his then-five-year-old daughter, Harper.
“We had wine and pizza and we were hanging out, and it was time for Paul to leave,” Grohl said. Graham Norton Show. “Paul and [his wife] Nancy was leaving and there was a piano in the corner of the room, and he just couldn’t help himself.”
“So he sits down at the piano and starts playing ‘Lady Madonna’… in my fucking house!” Grohl said, remembering how in awe he was at the time. “My mind is blown, I can’t believe this is happening. It’s like the craziest full-circle moment of my entire life.”
He continued: “My daughter Harper, who I think was five at the time, is watching Paul McCartney on the piano and she goes into the kitchen and gets a coffee cup, makes some changes and plays it on the piano. Holds up like it’s a tip jar.”
“At that time she never took lessons on how to play an instrument and she sat down and looked at her hands. They sat down together, and he was showing her what to play, and they wrote a song together.