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This Is a Call

The Life and Times of Dave Grohl

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This Is a Call, the first in-depth, definitive biography of Dave Grohl, tells the epic story of a singular career that includes Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and Them Crooked Vultures. Based on ten years of original, exclusive interviews with the man himself and conversations with a legion of musical associates like Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, DC punk legend Ian MacKaye, and Nevermind producer Butch Vig, this is Grohl’s story. He speaks candidly and honestly about Kurt Cobain, the arguments that almost tore Nirvana apart, the feuds that threatened to derail the Foo Fighters’s global success, and the dark days that almost caused him to quit music for good.
Dave Grohl has emerged as one of the most recognizable and respected musicians in the world. He is the last true hero to emerge from the American underground. This Is a Call vividly recounts this incredible rock ’n’ roll journey.

From Publishers Weekly

Dec 12, 2011 – A music lover from an early age, Dave Grohl is known for his boundless energy, positive attitude, and enthusiasm. Whether drumming for Nirvana or fronting the Foo Fighters, he has endured as one of rock's living legends. Brannigan, former editor of UK metal magazine Kerrang!, painstakingly details Grohl's rise to prominence in this engaging and insightful bio. Interviewing childhood friends, current and former band mates, musical peers, and "The Nicest Man in Rock" himself, Brannigan puts Grohl's influences, inspirations, and early musical career into context. Digressions on the history of punk, particularly the Washington, D.C. hardcore scene in which Grohl cut his teeth, may distract some readers from the primary tale of Grohl's life, but fans of the Foo Fighters who are unfamiliar with the importance of bands like Bad Brains and Minor Threat in Grohl's musical education will likely find plenty of new music to explore. Those looking for dirt and confessions won't find either here; Grohl is an affable, occasionally opinionated subject, but in Brannigan's hands the drummer/guitarist is more interested in moving forward than dwelling on past slights. Casual readers may find the focus on Grohl's early years to be a bit myopic, but those who want to get a better understanding of the musician will find this an entertaining and perhaps educational read.

Customer Reviews


Being a huge Dave Grohl fan I went and picked it up the day it came out and Im already done with. That is how amazed I was with this book. This is for the fans, and if your not a fan and just want to hear a true and interesting story well then you should give it a chance.

It's okay

This is the perfect book to learn more about the punk rock and hardcore scene in Washington D.C. circa 1982 or if you want a fairly complete biography of Kurt Cobain. I can see why this isn't a authorized biography. The author is so busy giving the reader record reviews (complete with all the annoying adjectives that are associated such reviews), that the story of Dave Grohl becomes a bit of a footnote. It was alright, but ultimately not worthy of my investment of both time and money.

Good book

It's a great book with a lot of detail about Kurt Cobain, the D.C. Punk scene, and Dave Grohl's early projects. The only flaw is that Brannigan seems to rush over the more recent stuff in this book without as much detail as the previous sections.

This Is a Call
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Nov 29, 2011
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Seller: The Perseus Books Group, LLC
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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