The Storyteller by Dave Grohl: Strap yourself in for smooth, well-told tales

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Dave Grohl writes that, at the age of 25, he was too young to disappear but too old to start again

Dave Grohl writes that, at the age of 25, he was too young to disappear but too old to start again

If Dave Grohl has learned one thing in his career as a professional touring musician, he tells us in his overly upbeat autobiography, is that nothing good ever comes from being asked the question: “Which one of you is the drummer?”

The inquiry, he writes, is followed, “more often than not… by either handcuffs, a subpoena, or a swift punch in the teeth”. In one particular instance in June 1990, parked outside a small venue in Toronto, waiting for a record company showcase gig by Iggy Pop to finish so that he and his fellow band members in Scream can load in their equipment and play their gig, Grohl decides to answer in the affirmative. He is then asked another question: “Wanna play drums with Iggy Pop?”

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