Former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl recently published a brand new story named ‘Tracey Is a Punk Rocker’ on his website. The story was a little sneak peek into Grohl’s upcoming book, ‘The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music,’ and the rocker told how he first saw the chance to make music for himself.
Back on April 6, the Foo Fighters frontman announced his new book named ‘The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music.’ The book is Dave Grohl’s journey as a musician, filled with countless memories from the early days of his music career up until today. Fans cannot wait to get a hold of the upcoming book, which is supposed to be published on October 5, and Grohl already gave a taste to his fans.
On the official website of ‘The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music,’ Dave Grohl published a book preview with a story named ‘Tracey Is a Punk Rocker.’ In the special story, Dave revealed how he was introduced to rock musicians for the first time by his ‘ultra-cool cousin’ Tracey, who wasn’t his actual cousin.
In the story, Tracey shows young Dave Grohl her records from bands such as The Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, Germs, and so many more. Young Grohl wasn’t aware of any of these bands and thought making original music was only for musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Paul McCartney.
After realizing that anybody who wants to make music and has three chords, creativity, and a microphone can record an album, the Foo Fighters frontman had an epiphany. Thanks to his ‘cousin,’ Grohl expanded his horizons and referred to that day as the first day of the rest of his life.
A part of the story follows:
“Upon closer inspection, I noticed one glaring difference from all the typical classic rock albums that I owned at home: none of these albums were from any record companies I had ever heard of. On the contrary, most of them practically looked homemade. They featured Xeroxed covers with dark, pixelated photos; handwritten lyrics and credits; silkscreened logos and graphics, all clumsily stuffed into plastic sleeves that sold for a mere three or four dollars. This underground network somehow existed entirely outside of the conventional, corporate structure and defied the ordinary manner of manufacturing and distributing music.
These people were doing it THEMSELVES, Tracey explained. I was entranced, awakened, and inspired. I no longer considered music an unattainable act of wizardry, only possible for those who were blessed with the godlike ability of Jimi Hendrix or Paul McCartney. I now realized that all you needed was three chords, an open mind, and a microphone. And the passion and drive to make it happen yourself.”
It seems like fans will get an exceptional book when ‘The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music’ arrives in two months, as this short story foreshadows the long and interesting journey Grohl has had. As Dave Grohl isn’t primarily a writer, his fans are already impressed and cannot wait to see his life through his eyes.