Dave Grohl has posted an audio recording of the introduction to his upcoming memoir The Storyteller, which will be published this October.

The Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman, who discussed his love for Ireland on The Late Late Show earlier this year, revealed that he wrote the new book while his band were unable to tour during, and he began posting short stories from his career on Instagram.

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"I soon found that the reward I felt every time I posted a story was the same as the feeling I get when playing a song to an audience, so I kept on writing," he says.

"The response from readers was as soul-filling as any applause in an arena. So, I took stock of all the experiences I've had in my life - incredible, difficult, funny and emotional - and decided it was time to finally put them into words."

The Storyteller will be published on October 5th

Simon & Schuster will publish The Storyteller on October 5th and in a statement, the publisher said the memoir would feature, "spectacular stories about Nirvana, Foo Fighters, David Bowie, Joan Jett, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney, playing drums for Tom Petty on Saturday Night Live, performing at the White House, and even swing dancing with AC/DC, with all love, laughs, loss and embarrassments along the way".

52-year-old Grohl has had a long and hugely successful music career having formed his first band, Scream, as a teenager before joining Nirvana in time for their debut album, Bleach.

The band's huge selling second album Nevermind turned them into rock superstars and following frontman Kurt Cobain’s death by suicide 27 years ago, Grohl formed Foo Fighters, who have released 10 albums in total, including this year’s Medicine at Midnight.

16-time Grammy winner Grohl has also played drums for Queens of the Stone Age and Killing Joke, and made guest appearances with David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Queen, and The Prodigy.