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Dave Grohl

The Foo Fighters with Dave Grohl (center) (from their website)

By Suzy Byrne, Yahoo Entertainment Staff | Just ahead of Mother’s Day, the Foo Fighters and Nirvana musician and his mom, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, team up and travel home with other famous performers to talk with them — and their own moms — about their beginnings. The unscripted show, inspired by her book of the same name, sees them meeting with Miranda Lambert and her former mom-ager Bev Lambert in Texas — as well as visits with fellow Virginians Pharrell and Carolyn Williams and Brandi and Teresa Carlile in the rural Pacific Northwest. Being VIPs, the Grohls have an easy in with their subjects, who quickly get candid sharing funny anecdotes about each artists’ upbringing and the grind that goes into breaking into the music biz. The six-part series captures honest moments between the celebrities and their moms that you don’t often see, like Miranda begging Bev not to mention “Texas” in every sentence of their interview. Grohl also goes home to Springfield, Va., giving his own hometown tour in a way that’s very him — quipping to the camera person that they’ve got to get back inside quickly before any old friends see him and know he’s back in town. His stories about his own rise to fame and conversations with Virginia make it an interesting watch in itself. — Suzy Byrne

From Cradle to Stage premieres Thursday, May 6 on Paramount+.


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