Dave Grohl’s Mom Pens Book About Raising Rock Stars
Dave Grohl's mother Virginia Hanlon Grohl penned a new book that examines what it's like to raise a rock star from a parent's perspective.
From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars, due out in April 2017 via Seal Press, features Virginia Grohl's own experiences raising the future Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman, who also contributed the foreword to his mother's book.
Over the past two years, Virginia Grohl also spoke to a batch of rock star-rearing moms – Verna Griffin (Dr. Dre's mother), Marianne Stipe (Michael Stipe), Janis Winehouse (Amy Winehouse), Patsy Noah (Adam Levine), Donna Haim (Haim sisters) and Hester Diamond (Beastie Boys' Mike D), among others, who shared their own stories.
"As Virginia watched her son's star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars," the book's description reads. "Were they as surprised as she was about their children's fame? Did they worry about their children's livelihood and wellbeing 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? Do they remind their kids to pack a warm coat when they go on tour?"
From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars also boasts exclusive family photographs from Dave Grohl's childhood.