Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222).
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Marianne Stipe, mother of Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) -- Vignette #1: the conversation -- Verna Griffin, mother of Andre Young (Dr. Dre) -- Bev Lambert, mother of Miranda Lambert -- Vignette #2: my friend Wendy -- Hester Diamond, mother of Mike D (Beastie Boys) -- Sandi Clark, mother of Gary Clark Jr. -- Vignette #3: the music lady -- Vignette #4: the three belles -- Donna Haime, mother of Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim (HAIM) -- Mary Weinrib, mother of Geddy Lee (Rush) -- Vignette #5: have rhinestones, will travel -- Patsy Noah, mother of Adam Levine (Maroon 5) -- Jeannie Taylor, mother of Kelly Clarkson -- Vignette #6: applause! -- Dr. Carolyn Williams, mother of Pharrell Williams -- Val Matthews, mother of Dave Matthews (Dave Matthews Band) -- Vignette #7: Nirvana -- Bettye Moses, mother of Zac Brown (Zac Brown Band) -- Harriette Brown, stepmother of Zac Brown (Zac Brown Band) -- Vignette #8: 9/11 -- Ellen Taylor, mother of Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule) -- Vignette #9: party on, Dave! -- Janis Winehouse, mother of Amy Winehouse -- Vignette #10: pride and joy -- Lindy Groban, mother of Josh Groban -- Vignette #11: mother's day -- Judy Kahn, mother of Adam Levin (X Ambassadors) -- Mary Morello, mother of Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) -- Vignette #12: Foo Fighters -- Vignette #13: what's a mother to do?
Drawing on interviews with such women as Verna Griffin, Dr. Dre's mother; Marianne Stipe, Michael Stipe of REM's mother; Janis Winehouse, Amy Winehouse's mother; Hester Diamond, Mike D of The Beastie Boys' mother; and many more, the mother of Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl presents an exposâe of what it's like to be a rock 'n' roll mom.