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Dave Grohl says he will "absolutely" write his own memoir one day

19 May 2020, 13:13 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Dave Grohl has confirmed that one day he will "absolutely" write his own memoir.

After launching his Dave's True Stories Instagram account back in March, Grohl has racked up 360,000 followers, and has only shared four stories so far, including the time David Bowie told him to "fuck off", his first jam session with Prince, and more.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Grohl has spoken of his plans to eventually write a memoir. When asked if he will actually write one, Grohl replies, "Oh absolutely. You know years ago I was at a barbecue and I met a book agent, and he said, "Have you ever considered writing a book?" and I said, "Well, of course, someday." And he said, "It’s really easy - you’ll do four or five hours of interviews and someone else will write it in your voice and it will be great." And I thought, "Fuck that!""

Grohl continues, "I come from a family of writers, and granted I’m a black sheep but I’m not that bad, my God. So I figured you know if I were to ever write a book, it would be in my hand. I've considered it for fuckin' years but A, I never had the time, and B, I never felt like I was ready because every day something happens that I’d love to write about, and I’d hate to write sort of a typical autobiography. So years ago I thought, "Well maybe it will just a collection of anecdotes - maybe instead of it just being my life in 300 pages it could be just funny stories"."

He adds, "I mean listen, most rock musicians are great storytellers, this is true. Because most rock musicians have spent more than a few hours in the back lounge of a bus spinning yarns, swapping stories about all the different people they’ve gotten wasted with or jammed with. So there aren’t too many rock musicians that are short on great stories."

Earlier this month, Dave Grohl said the new Foo Fighters album is "almost like a dance record" with "anthemic, huge, sing-along rock songs".
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