“I love this story because it’s written by someone who plays drums – just like me!”
Dave Grohl is the latest high-profile star to appear on the BBC CBB’s bedtime Stories, Reading Ringo Starr’s children’s book, ‘Octopus Garden’.
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The Foo Fighters frontman read the 2014 story based on the lyrics to “Octopus Garden,” cut from The Beatles’ album Abbey Road in 1969. CBB’s Display.
The story, which is written by Starr and features illustrations by Ben Kort, “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 an octopus cave.”
Before reading, Grohl said that his favorite books take him to places he wishes he could go. He continued: “I love this story because it’s written by someone who plays drums – just like me!”
You can watch Grohl read ‘Octopus Garden’ below:
Grohl is the latest person to contribute to the series, which has seen Dolly Parton, 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.
Speaking before the reading, the Foo Fighters musician said: “As a proud father of three, I have always enjoyed reading stories to my kids. Glad to read these stories for CBeebies” [via BBC].
Earlier this week, Grohl hinted that the cover of Nirvana No problem May change for any subsequent reissue.
he was speaking The Sunday Times Regarding the album, after Spencer Alden, the child who appeared in the artwork, sued Kurt Cobain’s estate, alleging that the image was an example of child pornography and sexual abuse.
Speaking about the cover, Grohl said: “I have many ideas as to how we should replace that cover but we’ll see what happens. We’ll let you know. I’m sure we’ll come up with something cool.”
Meanwhile, Grohl recalls the time when Paul McCartney gave his daughter her first piano lessons.