SOLD OUT: From Cradle to Stage—In Conversation—Virginia Grohl & Dave Grohl

Tuesday April 25: 7:00PM 8:00PM

While the Grohl family had always been musical—the family sang together on long car trips, harmonizing to Motown and David Bowie—Virginia never expected her son to become a musician, let alone a rock star. But when she saw him perform in front of thousands of screaming fans for the first time, she knew that rock stardom was meant to be for her son. And as Virginia watched her son's star rise, she often wondered about the other mothers who raised sons and daughters who became rock stars. Were they as surprised as she was about their children's fame? Did they worry about their children's livelihood and wellbeing in an industry fraught with drugs and other dangers? Did they encourage their children's passions despite the odds against success, or attempt to dissuade them from their grandiose dreams? Do they remind their kids to pack a warm coat when they go on tour?

Virginia decided to seek out other rock star mothers to ask these questions, and so began a two-year odyssey in which she interviewed such women as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre's mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of REM's mother; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother; Patsy Noah, Adam Levine's mother; Donna Haim, mother of the Haim sisters; and Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother. 

Virginia and her son Dave Grohl will be at the Strand to launch From Cradle to Stage and discuss the demands of raising and growing up to be a rock star.

Please Note: Books will be pre-signed by Virginia Grohl. There will not be an opportunity for individual photos, though photos (no flash) are welcome during the conversation.

This event is sold out. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street. The line will form in front of the Strand on Broadway beginning at 5:30 PM on the day of the event. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

If you do not have a ticket, there will be a standby line forming alongside the line for the event. We cannot guarantee entry for anyone on the standby line, and will do our best to keep customers informed if they will be able to buy a ticket.

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