Mums to tell on their rocker children
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