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Dave Grohl releases expanded deluxe edition of 2021 memoir
Dave Grohl has released an expanded deluxe edition of his memoir, The Storyteller: Tales In Life & Music.First released in 2021, the original version of the book recounted the Foo Fighters frontman’s life and music career, from his origins in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. to his experiences touring from the age of 18.Now, an expanded version of The Storyteller, which hit bookshelves yesterday (October 31) is said to include a variety of additional and never-before-seen content.The Storyteller’s deluxe paperback edition includes a first-person essay about Grohl’s philosophy on creativity, and a series of writing prompts aimed at sparking readers’ own creative pursuits.The updated memoir also provides insight into the genesis and songwriting behind four Foo Fighters songs, and how Grohl’s relationship to these songs has evolved over time.Elsewhere, the new edition features a specialty playlist that Grohl listens to while cooking or driving, and a recount of the musician’s first time meeting Paul McCartney – previously an audiobook exclusive.These insights add to the already expansive list of experiences detailed in The Storyteller’s original version, which described run-ins with the likes of Elton John, Pantera and Josh Homme, among many others.The memoir also touches on Grohl’s time as a member of Nirvana, an experience he later said he was “scared to write” given the sensitivity around frontman Kurt Cobain’s death.
Suspect in Scheme That Killed Two Gay Men Pleads Guilty
drug-induced robbery scheme that is alleged to have led to the deaths of two gay men in New York City last year has pleaded guilty to robbery, grand larceny, and identity theft charges, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.Eddie Ashley, 30, is alleged to have been part of a scheme that targeted at least 16 nightclub patrons from September 2021 to August 2022, resulting in the overdose-related deaths of 25-year-old social worker Julio Ramirez and 34-year-old John Umberger, a political consultant from Washington, D.C. Both Ramirez and Umberger were seen leaving gay bars with a group of other men, only to be found dead hours later.Part of the scheme involved the suspects drugging their victims with a substance that made them compliant and then using their incapacitated bodies and facial recognition technology to unlock their cell phones and access bank accounts to rob them.Ashley, who faced charges related to four separate incidents, including the drugging scheme, had previously pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.On Monday, he changed his plea to guilty.Terrence Grifferty, Ashley’s attorney, confirmed his client’s guilty plea, telling NBC News that Ashley is expected to be sentenced to nine years in state prison on November 20.He is currently being held at Rikers Island jail, but declined to comment further on the case or answer whether his client had accepted a plea deal.Umberger’s mother, Linda Clary — who has been critical of how the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has handled the case — said she was grateful that Ashley was willing to admit his guilt in the robbery scheme, adding that he should face consequences for his actions.