Dave Grohl has announced The Storyteller, a new memoir that will arrive October 5 via Dey Street Books. The book was inspired in part by the writing he did for his Dave’s True Stories Instagram account, which he created last year during COVID-19 lockdown, ending his longstanding absence from social media. Listen to an audio trailer for the book below.
“There is a common thread that runs throughout everything that I do: storytelling. Whether in song, documentary film or on the page, I have always felt compelled to share moments from my life. This inclination is a huge part of what excites me creatively but also as a human being,” Grohl said in a press release.
Speaking on his decision to share stories on Instagram, he said, “I soon found that the reward I felt every time I posted a story was the same as the feeling I get when playing a song to an audience, so I kept on writing. The response from readers was a soul-filling as any applause in an arena. So, I took stock of all the experiences I’ve had in my life-incredible, difficult, funny and emotional-and decided it was time to finally put them into words.”