Everybody knows that moms rock. But have you ever wondered what it’s like to raise a rockstar? Now you can gain a little insight into the world of rock parenting with a new book titled “From Cradle to Stage” by Virginia Grohl, who is of course the mother of 13-time Grammy-winner and Foo Fighter frontman Dave Grohl. Virginia and Dave recently stopped into “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to talk about Virginia’s new book, and of course to embarrass Dave.
Much to Dave’s chagrin, and in classic mom style, Virginia Grohl happened to bring along a less than flattering photo as well as Dave’s sixth grade report card, which Colbert reads out loud and Virginia prefaces with “that was a tough year” to laughs from the audience. To summarize, Dave’s report card contained a lot of words like “unsatisfactory” and “needs improvement.” But that is why Virginia—who was a teacher for 35 years—wrote the book.
As Rolling Stone pointed out, Virginia spoke with moms of famous artists including Miranda Lambert, Dr. Dre, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Tom Morello and Pharrell to give insight into the mind of a creative child and to highlight the fact that what report cards say might not always be reflective of a child’s true gifts and talents. You can check out the entire and funny “Late Show” segment above.