Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl to read CBeebies Bedtime Story

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Dave Grohl will read the CBeebies Bedtime Story. (PA)

Dave Grohl is the latest celebrity unveiled to be reading the CBeebies Bedtime Story.

The Foo Fighters frontman - who has three daughters aged between 15 and seven - will read Octopus’s Garden, written by The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr based on the lyrics to the song by the Fab Four.

Grohl, 52, said: “As a proud father-of-three, I’ve always enjoyed reading stories to my children. It was a pleasure to read these stories for CBeebies.”

The former Nirvana drummer has recorded two stories for CBeebies, the first of which being Octopus’s Garden, illustrated by Ben Cort, which airs on Friday 8th October.

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Grohl is father to Violet, 15, Harper, 12 and Ophelia, seven, with second wife Jordyn Blum.

This month the Everlong singer is publishing his memoir, The Storyteller: Tales Of Life And Music.

He recently told an audience at London's Savoy Theatre on a one-man tour to promote the book how he almost quit music after the death of Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain, from a heroin overdose in 1994.

(L-R) Musician Dave Grohl, daughter Violet, wife Jordyn Blum and daughter Harper attend YO GABBA GABBA! @ KIA PRESENTS YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE! THERE'S A PARTY IN MY CITY produced by S2BN Entertainment in association with The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN Entertainment at Nokia L.A. LIVE on November 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Dave Grohl and wife Jordyn Blum with daughters Violet and Harper in 2010. (Getty Images)

Grohl said: "When Kurt died, I was lost. I was totally numb. I turned off the radio, I put my instruments away and I couldn’t bear it. I needed to disappear and get away.”

The musican revealed he flew to Ireland to spend time alone and but when he saw a hitchhiker wearing a Kurt Cobain T-shirt, he was inspired to start writing songs again.

Earlier this year Grohl co-hosted The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, conducting interviews, taking part in sketches and even performing a couple of musical numbers.

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters during the Sonic Temple Music Festival on May, 19 2019, in Columbus, Ohio (Photo by Daniel DeSlover/Sipa USA)
Dave Grohl is the lead singer of rock band Foo Fighters. (Getty Images)

Grohl joins a long line of stars to appear on CBeebies Bedtime Stories, including Sir Elton John, Dolly Parton, Tom Hardy, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy, Regé-Jean Page, Orlando Bloom, Felicity Jones and Oti Mabuse.

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CBeebies Bedtime Stories airs each weekday at 6.50pm on the CBeebies channel and is also available on BBC iPlayer.

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