From Cradle to Stage

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  • 2021
  • 1 Season
  • 8.6  (284)

From Cradle to Stage is a unique show that centers around the relationship between musicians and their parents. Led by Dave Grohl, the show focuses on intimate interviews with musicians and their mothers, exploring their early family lives and how those experiences influenced their music careers. While the show could have been yet another music biography, From Cradle to Stage takes a poignant twist and provides a platform for music giants to come together and recognize the struggles and love that bind them all together.

Each episode presents a heartfelt conversation between two artists, one being the musician currently in the public eye and the other being their parent or guardian. The show premiered on May 6, 2021, and is available exclusively on Paramount+. From Cradle to Stage is a six-episode docuseries based on the book "From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars," written by Virginia Hanlon Grohl, Dave Grohl's mother.

The first episode features Dan Reynolds, the lead singer of Imagine Dragons, and his mother who raised him in a strict Mormon household in Utah. Reynolds speaks candidly on how his mother's encouragement to express himself through music led him to start a band despite the lack of local music opportunities. The raw and honest nature of the show gives a glimpse into the personal lives of these celebrities and how their mothers have helped them navigate difficult situations.

In another episode, Pharrell Williams opens up about his upbringing in Virginia and his mother's belief that he was destined for great things. During the interview with his mom, Williams reveals how her dedication and belief in him allowed him to escape a life of violence and poverty. He speaks with great admiration and gratitude for his mother and her unwavering support over the years.

Miranda Lambert's episode explores the singer's challenging home life growing up in Texas. Her mother, who was a private investigator, supported her daughter's love of music and helped her achieve her dreams of being a country singer. Lambert speaks about how her mother enabled her to pour her emotions into her music by allowing her to be honest about her feelings.

Despite the celebrity status of the musicians on this show, From Cradle to Stage is not about fame but rather how the relationships between mothers and children can influence their children to become great individuals. The show stresses the importance of having love, support, and encouragement to succeed in any field.

What sets From Cradle to Stage apart from other music documentaries is the connection between musicians and their mothers. The show delves into the complex and emotional relationships between mother and child, revealing how childhood experiences have helped shape their creative processes. Each episode is a unique story of a mother and her child, exploring the struggles and triumphs that come with raising a famous musician.

In summary, From Cradle to Stage is a heartfelt and authentic docuseries that shows the human side of famous musicians. Through intimate interviews, audiences get to know the people behind the music and the impact of their upbringing on their creative journeys. The show highlights how mothers, in particular, have played a vital role in shaping their children's musical careers. From Cradle to Stage is an inspiring and uplifting series that is sure to strike a chord with music lovers and anyone who appreciates a great story.

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  • Premiere Date
    May 5, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (284)