Dave Grohl has already been telling some of his memoirs via his instagram page ‘Dave’s True Stories’ as we’ve seen he’s quite eloquent in his story telling. He’s now confirmed that he’ll one day write his own memoirs and he added that there’s no chance he will use a ghostwriter, it’ll be pure Dave Grohl.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Grohl was asked about the idea of working on a memoir and spoke about a time when we was at a BBQ and he met a book agent. The book agent asked Grohl if he ever thought about writing a book. Grohl was interested and the book agent 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 Grohl thought “Fuck that!” As Grohl doesn’t need a ghost writer.
Grohl told Entertainment Weekly “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 fuckinin’ 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 continued “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.“
When speaking about his Instagram page Grohl said “I decided I wanted to start an Instagram page, and listen, this is my obsession right now. I wake up in the morning and I’m like, Ooh, is it gonna be the Joan Jett story or the Iggy Pop story?” It usually takes a couple days for me to kind of pick through and chop up and spit them out, but right now the most important thing to me is that people find a little bit of hope and joy in life instead of just going down like a dark spiral.”
In other news The Foo Fighters are intending to release their tenth studio album later this year, Grohl has compared the album to David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’.