Dave Grohl‘s mother, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, has announced that she will publish a book titled From Cradle To Stage: Stories From The Mothers Who Rocked And Raised Rock Stars on April 25th, 2017. According to Alternative Nation, her son will write the foreword. The book is the result of a two-year mission for Virginia, during which she interviewed women such as Dr Dre‘s mother,Verna Griffin; Marianne Stipe, mother of R.E.M.‘s Michael Stipe; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse’s mother; Hester Diamond, mother of Mike D from the Beastie Boys, and many others.
A press release for the book notes, “Virginia never expected her son to become a musician, let alone a rock star. But when she saw him perform in front of thousands of screaming fans for the first time, she knew that rock stardom was meant to be for her son. And as Virginia watched her son’s star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars.”
- It continues, “Were they as surprised as she was about their children’s fame? Did they worry about their children’s livelihood and well-being in an industry fraught with drugs and other dangers? Did they encourage their children’s passions despite the odds against success, or attempt to dissuade them from their grandiose dreams?”
- The book will feature exclusive family photographs in addition to the many interviews Virginia conducted.
- Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters are currently on an indefinite hiatus that began at the end of 2015, although Grohl is reportedly working on music for the follow-up to 2014’s Sonic Highwaysalbum.