FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl is set to host a new docu-series on Paramount+ along with his mother, Virginia Hanlon Grohl.
The six-part series will be directed by Dave Grohl and will be based on the book that his mother, Virginia, published back in 2017 called “From Cradle To Stage: Stories From The Mother Who Rocked And Raised Rock Stars”. The series will tell stories of the special relationship between successful musicians and their mothers. Each episode features a famous performer and his or her mother as well as Dave and Virginia. It comes from Live Nation Productions and Endeavor Content.
The series was announced at Paramount+’s launch event on Wednesday by Chris McCarthy, president of MTV Entertainment Group.
“We are thrilled to re-invent some of our most storied and impactful music franchises, including ‘Behind The Music’ and ‘Yo! MTV Raps’, for Paramount+,” said Bruce Gilmer, ViacomCBS president of music, music talent, programming and events. “In addition, we will partner with some of the biggest names across the music industry to bring exclusive and unique content to the platform, such as Dave Grohl’s ‘Cradle To Stage’ based on his mom’s critically acclaimed book, and many more to come.”
“From Cradle To Stage: Stories From The Mothers Who Rocked And Raised Rock Stars” featured interviews that Virginia Hanlon Grohl conducted with 18 rock mothers, including the moms of musicians like RUSH’s Geddy Lee and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s Tom Morello. Also in the book were interviews with the mothers of BEASTIE BOYS’ Mike D, Miranda Lambert, MAROON 5’s Adam Levine and the late Amy Winehouse.