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By Bob Andelman
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I had a strange reaction to discovering a biography, This is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl, had been written about Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl:
Which doesn’t make sense, I know, coming after the 20th anniversary of the release of Nirvana’s landmark album, Nevermind.
PAUL BRANNIGAN audio excerpt: “His mom, who is a high school teacher, said, ‘When Dave told me he was going to (drop out of high school), I said, “Hallelujah!” Because of all the things you’re good at, Dave, schoolwork is not one of them.”
You can LISTEN to this interview with PAUL BRANNIGAN, author of THIS IS A CALL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DAVE GROHL, by clicking the audio player above!
But Grohl is so young, so vital, so active in today’s music scene that I thought maybe it wasn’t time yet because there are so many chapters still left to live – and then write.
Access, however, is everything, and British journalist Paul Brannigan, a former editor of Kerrang! magazine, has enjoyed a professional relationship with Grohl for the last 15 years.
Whether you’re a Nirvana fan or a Foo Fighters fan, there is a lot of fresh detail and insight to be found here. Access really makes the difference and Brannigan clearly had that.
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Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 12 books, including Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).