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Virginia Grohl, the mother of Dave Grohl, is in the middle of promoting her new book From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars and appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a funny and poignant interview alongside her son.

A myriad of topics were covered from Virginia’s support of Dave dropping out of high school to pursue a career in music to Virginia coming out on tour, but the most intriguing topic discussed was how both mother and son coped after the sudden death of Kurt Cobain.

Of course, Dave can’t appear on a talk show and not play a little music. Right after the interview, Dave ran across the stage to jam with house band Jon Batiste & Stay Human and the visiting Preservation Hall Jazz Band. (Like we’d expect anything less.)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.