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FROM CRADLE TO STAGE premieres Thursday, May 6th On Paramount+


FROM CRADLE TO STAGE premieres Thursday, May 6th exclusively for Paramount+ subscribers with subsequent episodes dropping weekly. 

In honor of the Premiere, I was sent a surprise package from Paramount+ .  It contains some goodies including a bottle of Jameson, an insignia shot glass, hand towel, organic throat coat, M&Ms , a custom leather coat cookie and guitar pick.

I’m excited to see the show starting May 6.  I’ve always loved watching biographies and autobiographies of famous singers who have left impressions on me throughout my life.  

Be sure to check out Cradle to Stage this week on Paramount+.


Directed by Dave Grohl and inspired by his mother, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, and her critically-acclaimed book, From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars, the Live Nation Productions FROM CRADLE TO STAGE is a dynamic personal exploration of the special relationship between successful musicians and their moms. The six-part series will debut exclusively on Paramount+.

Honest, humorous and emotional, each episode features a famous performer and their mother, alongside Dave and Virginia, as they take an impassioned journey home and explore each artists’ upbringing and the tools they received as a young talent to survive the turbulence of success.

Episode 1: “Dan and Christene Reynolds”
*Available to stream Thursday, May 6th*

Dave and Virginia Grohl set off on a journey to discover the secrets behind mothers of world famous rock-stars.  First stop:  Las Vegas, to meet Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds and his devout Mormon “super-mom,” Christene. 

Episode 2: "Pharrell and Carolyn Williams"
*Available to stream Thursday, May 13th*

Pharrell Williams invites Dave and Virginia Grohl to his “Something in the Water” music festival, in Virginia, the state where he and Dave both launched music careers despite fears of disappointing their mothers who were both public school teachers.

Episode 3: "Miranda and Bev Lambert"
*Available to stream Thursday, May 20th*

Country music star Miranda Lambert shows Dave and Virginia Grohl around Lindale, Texas, where she grew up under the watchful eyes of her private investigator parents. When she decided to pursue a career in music, Miranda’s mom, Beverly, became her “mom-ager.”

Episode 4: "Brandi and Teresa Carlile"
*Available to stream Thursday, May 27th*

Deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, Brandi Carlile and her mother Teresa open up to Dave and Virginia about Brandi’s trajectory from a tomboy kid who didn’t fit in to a multiple-Grammy Award-winning, openly gay singer-songwriter. 

Episode 5: "Tom and Mary Morello"
*Available to stream Thursday, June 3rd*

Dave and Virginia Grohl meet up with Tom Morello, a musician and political activist known for “Rage Against the Machine” and “Audioslave,” and his mother, 97-year-old Mary Morello, who was “raging against the machine” long before Tom was born.

Episode 6: "Geddy Lee and Mary Weinrib"
*Available to stream Thursday, June 10th*

In Toronto, Dave and Virginia Grohl meet Rush frontman Geddy Lee and his mother Mary Weinrib, a strong and inspiring Holocaust survivor. In Los Angeles, Virginia gathers together a number of mothers of famous musicians for a once-in-a-lifetime dinner party reunion, where Dave and his daughter Violet perform