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This is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl (Hardback)
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This is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl (Hardback)

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'Someone called and said Kurt died. I just f*****g lost it.' He has sold over 40 million albums. He's been in bands that have changed popular music forever. He saw his best friend commit suicide. He starts supergroups. He's the nicest guy in rock. From Nirvana to Foo Fighters, from brotherhood to bitter rivalry, from breathless highs to lifeless lows, Paul Brannigan gives an unparalleled, intimate and extraordinary account of the life and times of Dave Grohl. In 1990, little-known punk-metal upstarts Nirvana added a new drummer to the band. They were soon to become a global phenomenon - but as we all know, things went wrong. Dave's friend Kurt, frontman of Nirvana, took his own life, plunging the band and their future into chaos. His friends' grief was mirrored by worldwide sorrow to an unprecedented degree. Defying expectations, a knack that was soon to become his trademark, Grohl refused to see it as the end. In 1995 his new band, the Foo Fighters, rose to join the pantheon of rock deities. The 'wonder years' were by no means calm. The spotlit existence imposed by his celebrity status, the bellowed vilification by his critics and his high-speed lifestyle proved a dangerous cocktail. With an account of Grohl's life that is more personal than anything written before, more startling, more thrilling, more heart-rending and more inspiring, Paul Brannigan reveals Dave fully for the first time. This is the story of the man who changed music forever.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007391219
Weight: 699 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 38 mm

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“Was so disappointed :(”

I was so excited to get this book, I love Dave Grohl and the Foos... I was so disappointed :(

After a couple of chapter I struggled to stick with it, it was just boring punk music trivia about bands I had sometimes... More

Hardback edition
30th November 2011
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“Not what I was expecting.”

If you are after a blow by blow account of the punk hard core music industry circa 1970 onwards then this is the book for you. The first few chapters concentrate solely on this with barely a mention of Dave Grohl to... More

Hardback edition
18th November 2011
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“Boy does this drag on”

Paul Brannigan was the renowned editor of Kerrang! magazine between 2005 and 2009. He then went on to write a short book on sayings from Lemmy of Motorhead. This is probably where Paul Brannigan should stay - writing... More

Hardback edition
15th November 2011
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