An artist's relationship with their mom plays a big part in the kind of music they make, and how successful they become. Just ask Freud. (Actually, don't.)

The poster mom for Moms of Rock Stars is probably Virginia Grohl, mother of Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana, (who she quaintly calls "David.") Mrs. Grohl penned From The Cradle to the Stage, the story of how she raised a child who would go on to become one of rock's greatest stars.

Although songs about moms vary in subject matter, from "Mama, I'm Coming Home" (Ozzy,) to "Mother" (Danzig,) to "Stacy's Mom" (Fountains of Wayne,) most moms IRL are the support that burgeoning rockers need to take it to the next level.

Check out the moms of these stars below and compare them side-by-side to their now famous kids.  And Happy Mother's Day!

Moms of Rock Stars

Honoring the mothers of great musicians on Mother's Day. Word to your Moms!


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