By Paul Brannigan

ISBN-10: 030682051X

ISBN-13: 9780306820519

This Is a Call, the 1st in-depth, definitive biography of Dave Grohl, tells the epic tale of a novel occupation that comes with Nirvana, Foo opponents, Queens of the Stone Age, and Them Crooked Vultures. in line with ten years of unique, specific interviews with the guy himself and conversations with a legion of musical affiliates like Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, DC punk legend Ian MacKaye, and Nevermind manufacturer Butch Vig, this is often Grohl’s tale. He speaks candidly and in truth approximately Kurt Cobain, the arguments that just about tore Nirvana aside, the feuds that threatened to derail the Foo Fighters’s international good fortune, and the darkish days that nearly brought on him to surrender tune for good.
Dave Grohl has emerged as the most recognizable and revered musicians on the earth. he's the final actual hero to emerge from the yankee underground. This Is a Call vividly recounts this great rock ’n’ roll trip.

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Facing north, as befits an artist's studio; Halpert could have his choice of the other three rooms, east, west did not occur to me and south. He ar- and canvas, ac- that he might have a preference. rived the following weekend, carrying paints It 3i companied by another man, lanky, sandy-haired and bespectacled, whom he introduced to me as a poet who might take one of the rooms. Halpert took another room that had the second bed, but suggested that my room should be used as a common studio, moved my it being the largest.

Once, while sitting for me wearing a dressing gown, I asked her to slip it down from her shoulders so that I might include her bosom. If the rest of her was as lovely as her face, it would make a stunning picture. She refused, although pleased with my compliments. I continued life-class less my trips to the Ferrer school, often. but attended the There were always new faces, people dropping in out of curiosity or in sympathy with liberal ideas. met new writers and painters; we sat in the cafe and talked.

I had been smoking I a pipe, but soon switched to cigars to follow example. This was not an extravagance, my my companion's salary was about double of what five cents. I had earned before, and a decent cigar cost Sometimes, after the day's work, my new friend and remained in the quarter, the most interesting of New York, its theaters, movies, and big hotels. We would have a snack and take in a movie. One evening we passed a theater that was playing a musical comedy, The Chocolate Soldier, based on Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man.

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