Dave Grohl says that whenever he gets around to a memoir, he’ll be the only person doing the writing.
The Foo Fighters frontman tells Entertainment Weekly, “Years ago I was at a barbecue and I met a book agent, and he said, ‘Have you ever considered writing a book?’ and I said, ‘Well, of course, someday.’ And he said, ‘It’s really easy — you’ll do four or five hours of interviews and someone else will write it in your voice and it will be great.’ And I thought, ‘[Screw] that!'”
What makes him think he can be an author? “I come from a family of writers, and granted I’m a black sheep but I’m not that bad, my God. So I figured if I were to ever write a book, it would be in my hand. I’ve considered it for years but A, I never had the time, and B, I never felt like I was ready because every day something happens that I’d love to write about, and I’d hate to write sort of a typical autobiography.”
Grohl adds that the Dave’s True Stories Instagram is sort of a test run for what he wants to do. “Years ago I thought, ‘Well maybe it will just a collection of anecdotes — maybe instead of it just being my life in 300 pages it could be just funny stories.”