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Live Nation Productions to develop docuseries based on Virginia Grohl's book From Cradle to Stage

Thu, Jun 7, 2018@12:41PM | comments

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl's mother Virginia Hanlon Grohl released her book From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars back in April of last year. The book contains a chapter on Geddy Lee's mother Mary Weinrib, where Mary talks about what influenced Geddy to choose a musical career, and the prevalence of music in their family home. Live Nation Production announced yesterday that they'll be developing a docuseries based on the book in partnership with Endeavor Content, and executive produced by Heather Parry of Live Nation Productions, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, Michael Rapino of Live Nation and Dave Grohl. Endeavor Content will handle worldwide sales, but no network has yet been attached to the project. Although nothing's been confirmed yet, it seems quite likely that Mary Weinrib and perhaps even Geddy himself will make an appearance in the series at some point. Back in July of 2015 when the Foo Fighters played a show in Toronto as part of their Sonic Highways tour, Mary Weinrib was in attendance as a special guest of Virginia. The pair were photographed together backstage and shown up on the big screen during the show (video here). In a 2017 interview with Rolling Stone, Virginia Grohl spoke about her background as a rock mom and how she got the idea to write the book:

... [Grohl] was always surprised how rarely she ran into other moms out on the road. So she decided to track some down, and ended up interviewing 18 mothers of famous musicians for her book ... "They all said, 'Oh, there's nothing interesting about me except for my son or daughter.' And then it turned out that wasn't true at all." In Texas, Virginia met Miranda Lambert's mom, Bev, who used 
to be a private investigator (including on the Paula Jones case
 against Bill Clinton). In Toronto, she talked to Geddy Lee's mom, Mary Weinrib, a Holocaust survivor who raised a family alone after her husband died. "Mike D's mom, Hester Diamond, is a very high-powered woman in the art world," Virginia says. "When Mike wanted to be a Beastie kind of boy, she was totally accepting." ...

You can learn more about the book at this location and order your copy at this location. Thanks to RushFanForever for the heads up.

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