"Buffalo"" News," 9/23/11
"Getty Images Offers a thorough--if unauthorized--biography touching on all aspects of Grohl's career, and paints a fully detailed portrait of the man. Brannigan's knowledge of his subject is encyclopedic, based on his own interviews, and worth celebrating simply for the manner in which he is able to place Grohl's work in the context of post-punk history.""Booklist, "11/1/11"Brannigan not only offers a penetrating portrait of Grohl the man but also presents an indelible portrait of the American underground-rock scene." "Kirkus Reviews, "11/15/11
"Brannigan salutes a musician who's surfaced, prosperous and sane, from the perils of an extended punk-rock adolescence that not all of his friends survived. Reverent and informative."
"Alternative Press," December 2011
"[A] well-researched bio...A fascinating read, "This Is a Call" doesn't skimp on entertaining anecdotes, juicy gossip or evidence of Grohl's immense songwriting talent." "Mojo," December 2011"Grohl and his groups [are] dissected with gumption."
"New York"" Daily News, "10/28/11
"The leader of the Foo Fighters comes off as music's most affable man, but it turns out there's more turmoil in the ranks than it seems.""Q Magazine," January 2011"Quite an achievement...Brannigan draws on his own interviews with Grohl, among others, to plot a compelling journey...A big-hearted, fascinating read." Loudwire.com, 11/30/11"There is a lot to like about this book in which Brannigan gives us a real insider's view of Grohl and his rise to the top...The stories are interesting in that they show Grohl as not just a rock hero but as a huge admirer of music who basically just wanted to join the scene that moved him so. There are also more than a share of personal stories that humanize Grohl and his various band mates exposing their vulnerabilities perhaps more than ever before." NeonTommy.com, 11/30/11
"[Brannigan] manages to paint a picture of the musical atmosphere that tracks Gro