Dave Grohl, who Matt calls “The Ambassador of Rock”, has lived a life full of many inspiring stories. He goes into detail on some of his most significant moments in his own recently-released book “The Storyteller.” For this episode of “New & Approved,” Grohl gives a preview of what can be learned in his autobiography. Watch the full interview here:
Grohl first tells Matt all about how he was surrounded by music throughout his childhood since both of his parents were musicians. Although he never learned how to properly read sheet music, he viewed music as shapes that he sought to make sense of. Music soon became his journal, which it still remains as today.
Grohl also discusses joining his first band Scream and how he became the drummer of Nirvana. Even before the fame when money was tight and food was scarce, Grohl’s love and passion for music forgave all the shortcomings. He also talks about the loss of Kurt Cobain, one of the most difficult times of his life that almost led to Grohl giving up on music. However, through some soul searching he found his way again and formed Foo Fighters.
Grohl also dives into his long career with Foo, his friendship with drummer Taylor Hawkins, and life as a father. As Matt points out, Grohl seems just as passionate and excited about music as ever before and will forever be a true “Music Fan.”