Mums to tell on their rocker children

The Sun (Malaysia) - - THE RIGHT READ -

HAN­LON GROHL, the mother of Foo Fighters’ singer Dave Grohl ( right), is set to re­lease a new book which ex­plores what it’s like to be the mother of a rock­star, draw­ing from her own ex­pe­ri­ence and in­ter­views with other fa­mous mu­si­cians’ mums.

The book, to be pub­lished in April 2017 in the US by Seal Press, has been ti­tled, From Cra­dle to Stage: Sto­ries from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars, and fea­tures com­men­taries from the mothers of artistes such as Vir­ginia Grif­fin on son Dr Dre, Ja­nis Wine­house on late daugh­ter Amy, and Donna Haim on daugh­ters, the Haim sis­ters.

Other in­ter­vie­wees in­clude Mar­i­anne Stipe, mother of for­mer REM singer Michael Stipe; Hester Di­a­mond on son Mike D; and Patsy Noah on son Ma­roon 5 singer Adam Levine.

The blurb for the book reads: “As Vir­ginia [Grif­fin] 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?” – AFP-Re­laxnews

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