Dave Grohl’s “The Storyteller” Tops The New York Times Best Sellers List

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s new book, “The Storyteller – Tales Of Life And Music,” has topped The New York Times Best Sellers List in the Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction category. He said the following about that:

“Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that I would someday be a number one bestselling author, but it’s those same wildest dreams that I’ve followed since the day I picked up a guitar. Honored.”

Nirvana’s Dave Grohl On “Nevermind” Album Artwork: “I Have Many Ideas Of How We Should Alter That Cover”

Nirvana’s Dave Grohl has revealed that he has “many ideas” for an alternate “Nevermind” cover. His comments come after Spencer Elden, the man who appeared on the record as a baby, demanded to have the artwork changed.

As previously reported, Elden filed a lawsuit against the surviving members of the band, the estate of the late Kurt Cobain, photographer Kirk Weddle, DGC Records, and more due to child sexual exploitation and violations of federal child pornography statutes. His lawyer, Maggie Mabie, also demanded to have Universal remove his genitalia from all future releases of the album, including the upcoming 30th anniversary edition (out November 12).

Considering the current controversy, Grohl told The Sunday Times the following:

“I have many ideas of how we should alter that cover, but we’ll see what happens. We’ll let you know. I’m sure we’ll come up with something good.”

He continued when asked about the lawsuit:

“I think that there’s much more to look forward to and much more to life than getting bogged down in those kinds of things. And, fortunately, I don’t have to do the paperwork.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Lends His Throne To Greyhawk’s Darin Wall After He Was Shot While Stopping A Gunman In Boise, ID

Earlier this month, Greyhawk bassist Darin Wall stopped a gunman, named Ethan Byrd, who tried to enter The Shredder in Boise, ID following a performance from the band. Wall pushed the man to the ground and took a bullet to the leg before police arrived to arrest the shooter. The heroic story ended up going viral and it has since gained the attention of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who decided to send Wall the throne that he used after breaking his leg in 2015.

Wall said the following on social media:

“It was beyond a thrill to sit in Dave Grohl from @foofighters throne last night. This whole ordeal has been intense, surreal and humbling. Of course I wish it never happened, and that this bullet was not in my leg, but the love and support the rock and metal community has shown is staggering. Words can’t describe how moving this night was. Thank you all!”

Notably, the bassist is the second person to have borrowed the chair following Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose, who used it after breaking his foot in 2016. Wall told King 5 the following about that:

“There are three people who have used it. There’s Dave Grohl, Axl Rose in Guns and Roses, and me.”

He went on to say that Grohl’s cool gesture came about after he made a comment about using the throne on a radio show and social media:

“He called me from the MTV VMA awards and said I’ll ship that throne up to you at my expense.”

It’s also worth mentioning that the chair was initially built to be used for an injured right leg, but Grohl had it modified to accommodate Wall’s left leg.

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Says He Almost Joined GWAR When He Was A Teenager

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl revealed that he almost joined GWAR when he was a teenager. However, he ultimately passed on the offer and later went on to drum for Nirvana.

Grohl said the following:

“GWAR were looking for a drummer. And I talked to their guitar player Dewey [Rowell, aka ‘Flattus Maximus’] about it. And he’s, like, ‘It’s great, and you get to design your own costume.’ As drummer, you don’t want something that covers your face fully. You want your arms to be free. So I was, like, ‘’Cool.’ So I started kind of drawing this thing. At the time GWAR was a band that would draw like 700 people, right? Which is huge. And then the more I thought about it, am I really gonna invite my uncle to see me play when there’s like fake blood and cum shooting all over the place?”

GWAR’s Mike Bishop has since confirmed the news to Rolling Stone as well:

“Our guitar player Dewey was booking shows in Richmond at the time and we had all seen Dave play with his bands Dain Bramage and later on in Scream. He was already one of the greatest, hardest-hitting drummers I had ever seen. He still is. Dewey called and started the conversation with him about joining GWAR.”

“I was stoked, because I played bass at the time, and I would have loved to jam with him. Just think, he could have been working his ass off playing drums in a rubber monster suit all these years. Boy, did he make the wrong choice.”

Bishop also added the following on social media as his character Blöthar The Berserker:

“He used to hang around the track with all the other young punks jacked on gak. This is back before he lost all his teeth. We hired him and then called him back immediately and fired him. He was in the band for around 7.5 min. He was holding us back.”

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Announces “The Storyteller Live And In Person” Book Tour

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will be celebrating the release of his new book, “The Storyteller – Tales Of Life And Music” (out October 5), with a special tour. Tickets will be available today (September 20) at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET and they will be limited to two per transaction. Each ticket will also include a copy of “The Storyteller.” Here’s the dates:

09/27 London, UK – Savoy Theatre
10/05 New York, NY – The Town Hall
10/07 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Ford
10/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Ford

Dave Grohl Says Foo Fighters Might Make “An Insane Prog-Rock Record”

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Dave Grohl offered some insight into the next Foo Fighters album. Nothing is in the works at the moment, but the frontman did confirm that the group have some vague ideas:

“Every album that we’ve made is a response to the one we made before. So now there are whispers of making an insane prog-rock record.”

Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) Discusses Upcoming Book “The Storyteller” In New Video

As previously reported, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) will be releasing a new book titled “The Storyteller – Tales Of Life And Music” on October 5 via Dey Street Books. Now, the frontman has shared a new video in which he discusses the effort. You can check that out below. The book will feature various stories from the musician’s life and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Guns N’ Roses Performing “Paradise City” With Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl At Bottlerock Napa Valley

Guns N’ Roses have shared pro-shot footage of themselves performing “Paradise City” with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) during their September 4 set at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival. You can check that out below. As previously reported, the performance of that track was cut short due to a strict 10 p.m. curfew.

Guns N’ Roses’ Performance At Bottlerock Cut Short Due To Strict Curfew

During Guns N’ Roses’ September 4 set at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival, the band ended up getting the plug pulled on them due to a strict 10 p.m. curfew. The incident occurred while the group were performing “Paradise City” with special guest Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters).

Listen To Halsey’s New Nine Inch Nails Produced Album “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power“

Halsey has officially released her new album “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power.“ The effort was produced by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross and it features several guests including Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Lindsey Buckingham (ex-Fleetwood Mac). Halsey commented:

“I have waited my whole life to be exactly where I am right now, and at times I have enjoyed the darkness along the way. It’s now your turn.”