Dave Grohl feels as though he inherited his gift for writing from his parents. The Nirvana and Foo Fighters icon recently saw his critically acclaimed new memoir, The Storyteller: Tales Of Life And Music, top The New York Times Bestseller list.
In a new chat with Azcentral.com, Grohl spoke about the importance that words were for him growing up: “We would do articulation drills at the dinner table, where my mother would give us a topic and we'd have to talk about it for three or four minutes without saying 'um' or 'like' or 'you know.' So there was this appreciation not only for the written word but also storytelling.”
He added, “Both of my parents were not only musicians but writers.” Grohl's mom was a public school teacher in Springfield, Virginia that taught creative writing along with coaching the debate team — with his dad working in Washington, D.C. as a journalist and Republican speech writer.