From Cradle to Stage

Author: Virginia Hanlon Grohl

Publisher: Coronet

ISBN: 9781473639584

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Virginia Grohl, mother of Dave Grohl, had not seen any of it coming. Not the arenas of screaming fans, not Nirvana or the Foo Fighters, not the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and certainly not her son, Dave, performing with Sir Paul McCartney at The White House. Theirs had always been a life full of music - the Grohl family sang together on long car trips, harmonising to Motown and David Bowie - yet Virginia never expected her son to become a musician. But when Virginia saw Nirvana play for the first time to crazed applause from thousands of screaming fans, she knew nothing would ever be the same. She was the mother of a rock star. And as Virginia 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? Virginia often wondered about the mystical force that urges some of us to listen, to play, to surround ourselves with music. She wanted to talk about it with the other mothers whose sons and daughters were sharing stages with Dave, and she decided to seek them out wherever they were. So began a two-year odyssey, where she had conversations with such women from all over the world as Verna Griffin, Dr Dre's mother, Carolyn Williams, Pharell William's mother, Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother, Patsy Noah, Adam Levine's mother, Donna Haim, mother to the Haim sisters and Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother, to name just a few. From Cradle to Stage will appeal to mothers everywhere, but particularly to those with children who march (or play) to the beat of their own drum; and it's for those children who have their mothers to thank for everything. For music lovers and rock fans, it's the ultimate backstage pass-for anyone who has wondered what it's like to be on the inside...looking out at a packed arena. Featuring a foreword by Dave Grohl and exclusive family photographs, interviews are interwoven with the Grohl family story and the resultant book is a very intimate portrait of what makes a rock star.

From Cradle to Stage

Author: Virginia Hanlon Grohl

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 9781580056441

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 2792


While the Grohl family had always been musical-the family sang together on long car trips, harmonizing to Motown and David Bowie-Virginia never expected her son to become a musician, let alone a rock star. But when she saw him perform in front of thousands of screaming fans for the first time, she knew that rock stardom was meant to be for her son. And as Virginia 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? Virginia decided to seek out other rock star mothers to ask these questions, and so began a two-year odyssey in which she interviewed such women as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre's mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of REM's mother; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother; Patsy Noah, Adam Levine's mother; Donna Haim, mother of the Haim sisters; Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother. With exclusive family photographs and a foreword by Dave Grohl, From Cradle to Stage will appeal to mothers and rock fans everywhere.

From Cradle to Stage

Author: Virginia Hanlon Grohl

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473639573

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 2652


Virginia Grohl, mother of Dave Grohl, had not seen any of it coming. Not the arenas of screaming fans, not Nirvana or the Foo Fighters, not the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and certainly not her son, Dave, performing with Sir Paul McCartney at The White House. Theirs had always been a life full of music - the Grohl family sang together on long car trips, harmonising to Motown and David Bowie - yet Virginia never expected her son to become a musician. But when Virginia saw Nirvana play for the first time to crazed applause from thousands of screaming fans, she knew nothing would ever be the same. She was the mother of a rock star. And as Virginia 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? Virginia often wondered about the mystical force that urges some of us to listen, to play, to surround ourselves with music. She wanted to talk about it with the other mothers whose sons and daughters were sharing stages with Dave, and she decided to seek them out wherever they were. So began a two-year odyssey, where she had conversations with such women from all over the world as Verna Griffin, Dr Dre's mother, Carolyn Williams, Pharell William's mother, Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother, Patsy Noah, Adam Levine's mother, Donna Haim, mother to the Haim sisters and Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother, to name just a few. From Cradle to Stage will appeal to mothers everywhere, but particularly to those with children who march (or play) to the beat of their own drum; and it's for those children who have their mothers to thank for everything. For music lovers and rock fans, it's the ultimate backstage pass-for anyone who has wondered what it's like to be on the inside...looking out at a packed arena. Featuring a foreword by Dave Grohl and exclusive family photographs, interviews are interwoven with the Grohl family story and the resultant book is a very intimate portrait of what makes a rock star.

Summary of Virginia Hanlon Grohl's From Cradle to Stage

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669388700

Category: Music

Page: 44

View: 6072


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The school system has failed some of our children, not the other way around. So many parents understand this logic, and send their kids to tour the country with bands. #2 When the dropping-out-of-school conversation began, neither of us dared to imagine that the outcome would be so exciting and life changing. I could have said, Just go to school, get your education, have something to fall back on. Not many people make it in the music business.

Gangland: An Encyclopedia of Gang Life from Cradle to Grave [2 volumes]

Author: Laura L. Finley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440844747

Category: True Crime

Page: 616

View: 7484


This two-volume set integrates informative encyclopedia entries and essential primary documents to provide an illuminating overview of trends in gang membership and activity in America in the 21st century. • Comprises approximately 200 encyclopedia entries on gangs in the United States • Illustrates entries through 16 primary documents • Provides a chronology to help readers to contextualize developments related to gang activity • Includes a Guide to Related Topics to facilitate tangential discovery • Defines terms essential to understanding the subject matter of the text in a glossary

From Cradle to Global Citizen

Author: Lorraine Rose

Publisher: Interactive Publications

ISBN: 192523181X

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 2354


p.p1 {margin: 6.0px 0.0px 2.9px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Avenir} p.p2 {margin: 6.0px 0.0px 6.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Avenir} Lorraine Rose addresses the pervasive anxiety about where the world is going. In the midst of uncertainty, we are forced back to basics to re-discover tools for living. She identifies anchors that can help us navigate our lives by understanding our needs from the early years and during our developmental path to maturity. She charts an emotional and psychological map from birth to death, focusing on the birth of the personality and pathways that include learning to love and gaining the capacity for intimacy. Bringing our pre-verbal selves into consciousness is now more possible with advances in psychological practices, and this leads to a better understanding of our nature and needs. Those who missed out on emotional milestones can, as adults, revisit their early years to resolve those issues that impact on their capacity to mature, the quality of their relationships, and their ability to regulate their emotions. Finally, Lorraine Rose provides a commentary on recent economic and social models of western society to assess whether these models align with the needs of citizens. Ways of assessing the health of our society help us better discern our needs on a personal and societal level. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 2.9px 0.0px; font: 10.0px 'Avenir Light'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Avenir} At last: you are not patient 2794 or Syndrome XY: you are a whole human being with a personal history, a family, community and a changing body. Lorraine Rose’s enthralling book is unlike anything I have seen before and twice as satisfying. This is your mind and mine from first burp to senior reflections - a story all of us want to understand as we grow. Now we can. – Robyn Williams, Science broadcaster I can’t recommend this book highly enough. Presenting complex and fascinating aspects of the development of individuals in contemporary life, this absorbing and satisfyingly accessible book is a must read; it is a have-to-have book. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 2.9px 0.0px; font: 10.0px 'Avenir Light'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px 'Avenir Light'} span.s1 {font: 10.0px Avenir} – Jill Henry, counsellor/psychotherapist, former publisher for Cambridge Press and Oxford Press in Australia

From Discrimination to Death

Author: Melanie O'Brien

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000786331

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

View: 3993


From Discrimination to Death studies the process of genocide through the human rights violations that occur during genocide. Using individual testimonies and in-depth field research from the Armenian Genocide, Holocaust and Cambodian Genocide, this book demonstrates that a pattern of specific escalating human rights abuses takes place in genocide. Offering an analysis of all these particular human rights as they are violated in genocide, the author intricately brings together genocide studies and human rights, demonstrating how the ‘crime of crimes’ and the human rights law regime correlate. The book applies the pattern of rights violations to the Rohingya Genocide, revealing that this pattern could have been used to prevent the violence against the Rohingya, before advocating for a greater role for human rights oversight bodies in genocide prevention. The pattern ascertained through the research in this book offers a resource for governments and human rights practitioners as a mid-stream indicator for genocide prevention. It can also be used by lawyers and judges in genocide trials to help determine whether genocide took place. Undergraduate and postgraduate students, particularly of genocide studies, will also greatly benefit from this book.

Frontiers of Manufacturing Science and Measuring Technology II

Author: Wen Pei Sung,Jimmy Chih-Ming Kao,Ran Chen

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 3038138193

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1870

View: 6725


Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). This book brings together 389 pieces of peer- This book brings together 389 peer-reviewed papers on Manufacturing Science and Measuring Technology. It provides the reader with a broad overview of the latest advances in the field of manufacturing science and measuring technology. It is divided into: Chapter 1: Manufacturing and Design Science; Chapter 2: Materials Science and Engineering; Chapter 3: Measuring Technology and Mechatronics.

From Cradle to Grave

Author: Jonathan L. Freedman

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 7918


Details the harm that poverty does to Americans of all ages, and discusses the programs and people working to help the suffering