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Dave Grohl’s Mother to Release Stories From Rock Star Moms in ‘From Cradle to Stage’

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Dave Grohl’s mother will soon release From Cradle to Stage, a collection of memoirs from the mothers of music’s biggest names.

From Cradle to Stage: Stories From the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars is a work from Virginia Hanlon Grohl, who never expected her son to become a musician, let alone one of rock’s most iconic players. Along with her perspective of raising a future legend, Mrs. Grohl sought out a ton of mothers of equally monumental artists.

While putting together From Cradle to Stage, Virginia interviewed women such as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre’s mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of R.E.M.’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.

In the book, Virginia finds answers to questions like, “Were they as surprised as she was about their children’s fame? Did they worry about their children’s livelihood and wellbeing 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?”

Dave Grohl provides a foreword to his mother’s book, which promises a slew of exclusive family photographs for fans to gaze upon. From Cradle to Stage will be released April 25, 2017, just in time for Mother’s Day. To pre-order the book, click here.

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