Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

Learning to Fly

Book - 2017
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There's a reason why Dave Grohl is known, however naively, as "the nicest man in rock." A reason why millions have bought his Foo Fighters albums and DVDs, his concert and festival tickets. A reason why generations have bought into his story, his dream, his self-fulfilling prophecies. Dave may not have the savant glamour of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, but whereas Kurt dwelled in darkness, Dave was a lover, not a loner, a bringer of light.

Foo Fighters: Learning to Fly is his story, and therefore the true story of the Foo Fighters--like it's never been told before. From Grohl's days as the new kid in Nirvana, to becoming the Grunge Ringo of the Foo Fighters, to where he is now: one of the biggest, most popular male rock stars in the world. Internationally acclaimed rock writer Mick Wall tells us how and why none of this happened by accident in a style that pulses with rock's own rhythms.

With testimony from true insiders, including former band mates, like Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic, producers, record company executives, and those closest to Grohl and the Foos, this is the first full, explosive, no-holds-barred biography of the band and their otherwise critically bulletproof leader.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781250122339
1250122333
Characteristics: 277 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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