From Cradle to Stage

  • by Virginia Grohl
  • Narrated by Dave Grohl, Virginia Grohl
  • 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

While the Grohl family had always been musical - the family sang together on long car trips, harmonizing to Motown and David Bowie - Virginia never expected her son to become a musician, let alone a rock star. But when she saw him perform in front of thousands of screaming fans for the first time, she knew that rock stardom was meant to be for her son. And as Virginia watched her son's star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars. Were they as surprised as she was about their children's fame? Did they worry about their children's livelihood and well-being 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?
Virginia decided to seek out other rock star mothers to ask these questions, and so began a two-year odyssey in which she interviewed such women as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre's mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of REM's mother; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother; Patsy Noah, Adam Levine's mother; Donna Haim, mother of the Haim sisters; and Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother.
With exclusive family photographs and a foreword by Dave Grohl, From Cradle to Stage will appeal to mothers and rock fans everywhere.


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Powerful Mommy Inspiration

A wonderful tale woven with one mothers' experience to include other mothers' experiences to tell a tale to a grunge loving teen that has become a mother herself. Its nice to connect to my roots in a new light with new perspectives and gain insight into the bands I love so much from the 'folding chair on the side of the stage'. Excellent listen!
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- Radecca


Big fan of Dave Grohl. Now I'm a big fan of his Mom. Well done!
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- CallMeHarmon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-18-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio