According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS won big at Sunday night’s (February 12) Grammy Awards, taking home five trophies for “Best Rock Song”, “Best Rock Performance”, “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance”, “Best Rock Album” and “Best Long Form Video”. In his televised acceptance speech for “Best Rock Performance”, frontman Dave Grohl — sporting a vintage SLAYER T-shirt — took the music industry to task for producing too much music on computers and with technology, while forgetting about playing real, live instruments.
Grohl stated, “Rather than go to the best studio in the world down the street in Hollywood and rather than use all of the fanciest computers that money can buy, we made [‘Wasting Light’] in my garage with some microphones and a tape machine . . . This award means a lot because it shows that the human element of music is what’s important. Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that’s the most important thing for people to do.”
Grohl added, “It’s not about being perfect, it’s not about sounding absolutely correct, it’s not about what goes on in a computer. It’s about what goes on in (your heart) and what goes on in (your head).”
FOO FIGHTERS will hit the road again later this year in support of their “garage” album, “Wasting Light”.
Grohl, meanwhile, is working on a documentary about the defunct Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, where NIRVANA‘s “Nevermind” and other classic albums were recorded.