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Panel Details


Friday 05/10/2019
Osgoode Ballroom East
2:15PM - 3:00PM
(45 minutes)

Fireside Chat

Q&A: Virginia Grohl, Behind Every Successful Star is...their Mom?!

It’s not surprising that schoolteacher Virginia Hanlon Grohl has spent a lot of time talking about her son, David, singer and guitarist for the Foo Fighters and drummer for a band that defined a generation, Nirvana. But eventually she became curious about other mothers in her situation and decided to listen. The result was From Cradle to Stage, a book of interviews with 18 other mothers of famous performers – including Dr. Dre’s mom Verna Griffin, Mary Morello whose son Tom was guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, and the mothers of REM’s Michael Stipe and Amy Winehouse. In this Q&A session, Grohl will talk about the inspiration behind her book, her delightful meetings with other “stage moms” and what to do when your child is a talented, charismatic misfit.
Featured Speaker
Virginia Grohl
From Cradle to Stage