Today, at the LA Times Festival of Books, I had the awesome experience of hearing Dave and his mom, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, tell stories of his early years -- like how she dealt with letting her 17-year-old son drop out of school to go on tour with a punk band called Scream -- and the similarities and bonds she's formed with the other moms of now-famous musical artists she interviewed for her new book, "From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars." (I've started to read the book already -- going through all the Dave stories first - shocker! -- and it's a great read.)
Here's a snippet of their LA Times Main Stage "Conversation" Saturday afternoon, posted by Muse.
And here's a bunch of my photos of animated Dave interviewing his mom and telling stories (while wearing a flannel shirt in 90-degree-heat without breaking a sweat!)