This Is a Call
The Life and Times of Dave Grohl
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
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
© Publishers Weekly
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.
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.
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.