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Paramount+ strikes a chord with unscripted series “From Cradle to Stage”

Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, revealed its latest original unscripted series, From Cradle to Stage, premiering May 6 and directed by Dave Grohl, who as a member of mega-bands Nirvana and Foo ...
April 19, 2021

Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, revealed its latest original unscripted series, From Cradle to Stage, premiering May 6 and directed by Dave Grohl, who as a member of mega-bands Nirvana and Foo Fighters knows a thing or two about the rock musician life.

The series is inspired by Grohl’s mother, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, and her critically-acclaimed book, From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars. Hailing from Live Nation Productions, the six-parter will explore the special relationship between successful musicians and their moms.

Billed as “honest, humorous and emotional”, each episode will spotlight a famous performer and their mother, alongside Dave and Virginia, as they take a journey home and explore each artists’ upbringing and the tools they received as a young talent to survive the turbulence of success. Other mom/child duos participating in the series include Pharrell and Dr. Carolyn Williams and Miranda and Bev Lambert.

“I believe that the relationship between a musician and their mother is so important because it’s the foundation of their understanding of love, which is surely every artist’s greatest muse,” shared Grohl in a statement. “Having the opportunity to travel the country and tell the stories of these amazing women behind the curtain not only shed some light on the music that they inspired, but also made me appreciate the love that I was given from my own mother, my best friend. It goes without saying that we are all indebted to the women who have given us life. For without them, there would be no music.”

From Live Nation Productions, in association with Endeavor Content, From Cradle to Stage is executive produced by Dave and Virginia, Doug Pray (The Defiant Ones), John Ramsay (Sonic Highways), Michael Rapino, Heather Parry, Ryan Kroft, and Damian Vaca.

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