Music News 9.7.16

Dave Grohl’s Mom Wrote a Book of Interviews with other Moms of Rock Stars

Celebrities writing books about their own lives is nothing new, but those same stories, told from the perspective of their mothers, is something we don’t get to hear everyday. Next year, however, we’ll get to read and enjoy a large collection of these very stories. Virginia Hanlon Grove, mother of Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, has seized the opportunity to tell the stories of what it’s like to watch your son or daughter rise to astronomical fame. In her book, she shares interviews with the mothers of Amy Winehouse, Dr. Dre, Michael Stipe, and Mike D among many others. From Cradle to Cage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars comes out next April. (Stereogum)

Date: April 18, 2008 Assignment no: 200887 slug: me-mothers1 Springfield, VA mother of rock star Dave Grohl Photographer: Gerald Martineau We photograph Virginia Grohl, mother of guitarist Dave Grohl, lead singer and frontman for the band Foo Fighters. She holds a framed cover of a 1977 SPIN magazine with a picture of her son. Other awards (l-r) Foo Fighters Canadian platinum award for over 100,000 copies sold; 1995 Gold Record from United Kingdon for over 100,000 sold; award from Hong Cong for over 100,000 sold; and aplatinum award given to Virginia Grohl noting over 1 million copies sold of "The Color and Shape." (Photo by Gerald Martineau/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gerald Martineau/The Washington Post/Getty Images)


A lot of exciting things are happening in the music release and reissue world. The wildly-popular Stranger Things soundtrack is being released on CD and vinyl next month on October 14th and 28th respectively, My Bloody Valentine is finally working on those long-promised analog reissues of Loveless and Isn’t Anything, and the 1986 classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is getting its first ever soundtrack release. That’s right, one of the most popular teen movies of the 80s is just releasing its soundtrack. The album will feature 9 songs from the movie as well as composer Ira Newborn’s full score for the film. The soundtrack will be limited to only 5000 copies, which can be pre-ordered on the La-La Lands Record label website on September 13th.


-Taylor Wallace

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