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The show will be based on Virginia Hanlon Grohl's book 'From the Cradle to the Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars'

 

Dave Grohl and his mother Virginia Hanlon Grohl are set to produce a brand new documentary series based on the latter’s book From the Cradle to the Stage.

Virginia’s book was published last year and featured her speaking to the mothers of Beastie Boys’ Mike D, R.E.M.‘s Michael Stipe, Pharrell Williams, Tom Morello and more about their experience of raising children who later became famous musicians.

The success of the book has now led to its forthcoming TV adaptation, which has been announced by Live Nation Productions. Both Virginia and Dave Grohl will serve as executive producers on the new series, which will draw on excerpts from From the Cradle to the Stage. A network has yet to attach itself to the project, however. 

Speaking about the upcoming series, Virginia said: “I’m excited to introduce the viewing public to the strong, loving women who have supported the insistent dreams of their musical sons and daughters.

Virginia Grohl and Dave Grohl

Virginia Grohl and Dave Grohl

“To Sandi Clark, who learned the music business from a book and launched her son’s [Gary Clark Jr.] career – and Mary Weinrib, who had to cancel her own dreams of an education to allow her son [Geddy Lee] to thrive with Rush. To Janis Winehouse, who recognized her daughter [Amy]’s extreme talent, but was helpless to control the demons that brought that brilliant career to a tragic end. 

“Their backgrounds vary greatly, but they have so much in common,” she continued. “Viewers will join all the mothers around a table when they meet for the first time at a celebratory dinner where secrets and stories will be shared and compared.” 

Dave added that he was “beyond excited” about the show, saying that he was in debt to his mother: “Plus … I owe her one.” 

Last week, it was announced that Dave Grohl’s failed collaboration with the late David Bowie is finally set to be released.

The post Dave Grohl and his mum Virginia are producing a new documentary series appeared first on NME.

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