From Cradle to Stage is a compilation of intimate and personal stories from the mothers of some of rock’s biggest stars. Virginia Grohl, mother of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, interviewed dozens of other music moms for this book in order to explore the often untold story of what it means to raise a child who becomes a public figure. Featuring anecdotes about Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Sting, Gwen Stefani and more, From Cradle to Stage provides an insiders look at the price tag that comes with raising a superstar offspring.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who is interested in learning about the intricacies of raising a child that becomes a public figure. It offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of music mothers, providing stories and anecdotes from some of rock’s biggest stars.
- The stories are intimate and personal, providing an insiders look at the lives of famous musicians
- The book is compiled by Virginia Grohl, mother of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, which gives it a unique perspective
- The anecdotes about different music stars provide great insight into the world of rock
- The book is not well organized, and feels like a compilation of random stories.
- The author often tries to impose her own views on the reader, which can be annoying.
- Some of the mothers featured in the book are quite uninteresting
Learn more about the author
Virginia Grohl is a professional photographer and the mother of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. She has photographed her son’s band for over 20 years, as well as other music legends like Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty and more. In From Cradle to Stage she interviews dozens of mothers of rock stars in order to explore the often untold story of what it means to raise a child who becomes a public figure.
“Virginia Grohl has written an affecting, loving tribute to the mothers of rock and roll—and to the often-overlooked sacrifices they make in order for their children to achieve success. Mixing personal stories with surprising insights about well-known musicians, From Cradle to Stage is a must for any music lover.”
“I’m not a mother, but after reading this book I feel like one. Virginia Grohl has written an incredible compendium of tales from the mothers of some of rock’s biggest stars. What does it take to raise a child who becomes a public figure? And what kind of toll does that take on the parents? These are just some of the questions answered in From Cradle to Stage. Featuring anecdotes about Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Sting and more (including Dave Grohl), this book provides an insiders look at life as the parent of a superstar offspring.”
“This book is a must-read for any parent of a child in the entertainment industry, or anyone interested in what that journey might be like. The personal stories Grohl shares paint an honest and often heartbreaking picture of the difficult choices and challenges faced by parents who want nothing more than to support their children’s dreams.”
“This is a great book for any mother who has ever wondered what life is like raising a superstar child. The stories are engaging and Virginia Grohl does a wonderful job of pulling them together into one cohesive story.”