From Cradle to Stage

From Cradle to Stage

Stories From the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars

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The mother of Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl draws on interviews with such women as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre's mother, and Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of REM's mother, to describe what it's like to be a rock and roll mom.

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While the Grohl family had always been musical-the family sang together on long car trips, harmonizing to Motown and David Bowie-Virginia never expected her son to become a musician, let alone a rock star. But when she saw him perform in front of thousands of screaming fans for the first time, she knew that rock stardom was meant to be for her son. And as Virginia watched her son's star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars. 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?

Virginia decided to seek out other rock star mothers to ask these questions, and so began a two-year odyssey in which she interviewed such women as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre's mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of REM's mother; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother; Patsy Noah, Adam Levine's mother; Donna Haim, mother of the Haim sisters; Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother.

With exclusive family photographs and a foreword by Dave Grohl, From Cradle to Stage will appeal to mothers and rock fans everywhere.

While the Grohl family had always been musical?the family sang together on long car trips, harmonizing to Motown and David Bowie?Virginia never expected her son to become a musician, let alone a rock star. But when she saw him perform in front of thousands of screaming fans for the first time, she knew that rock stardom was meant to be for her son. And as Virginia watched her son’s star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars. 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?

Virginia decided to seek out other rock star mothers to ask these questions, and so began a two-year odyssey in which she interviewed such women as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre’s mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of REM’s mother; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse’s mother; Patsy Noah, Adam Levine’s mother; Donna Haim, mother of the Haim sisters; Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys’ mother.

With exclusive family photographs and a foreword by Dave Grohl, From Cradle to Stage will appeal to mothers and rock fans everywhere.


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Drawing on interviews with such women as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre's mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of REM's mother; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother; Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother; and many more, the mother of Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl presents an exposãae of what it's like to be a rock 'n' roll mom.
Drawing on interviews with such women as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre’s mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of REM’s mother; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse’s mother; Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys’ mother; and many more, the mother of Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl presents an exposé of what it's like to be a rock 'n' roll mom.

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press, c2017
ISBN: 9781580056441
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 GRO
Characteristics: xv, 224 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,24 cm.

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May 26, 2017

Normal for mother worry if their children will survive on the road to get success.
The children worry their mother tell embarrassing stories.
Great cross-section of musician mothers in all genres.
Darn! I couldn't find Dave Grohl dressed up as Amy Carter on the internet when he was a kid for a play.
However, I'm betting students & their parents scoured their photo albums on potential tabloid heaven & comedy gold!
Ditto somebody photoshopped Dave's childhood photo for unlikeliest most downloaded clothed photo.
Oh to be a fly on the wall on Virginia's grandchildren asking her on that story!

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