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Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl’s Grammy Speech Honors the ‘Human Element’ of Music [Video]

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The music industry is full of computer artists. It’s full of musicians who are better performers than they are musicians. (Hint hint: Watch Nicki Minaj’s over-the-top Grammy performance.) When the Foo Fighters won for best Rock Album last night, front man Dave Grohl tried to put the focus back on the human element of rock.

Grohl said:

“For me this award means alot because it shows that the human element of making rock is the most important. Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning your craft is the most important thing for people to do. It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about sounding correct. It’s not about what goes on in a computer. It’s about what goes on in here (points to heart) and what goes on in here (points to head.)”

Grohl, who started his music career with the most famous garage band of all-time, Nirvana, returned to his roots for his latest record “Wasting Light.” Not only did the Foo Fighters work with Butch Vig, who produced Nirvana’s iconic Nevermind, but the album was recorded in Grohl’s garage.

What did you think of Grohl’s speech? Do you think the Foo Fighters are a good role model for aspiring musicians?

Here’s Dave Grohl’s speech.

The Foo Fighters’ acceptance speech was one of the highlights of last night’s Grammy Awards, but it has tough competition for the “moment of the night.” After all, Jennifer Hudson did give a pretty stirring, and emotional, performance of the late Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love you.”

What was your favorite moment of the Grammy Awards?

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12 Responses to “Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl’s Grammy Speech Honors the ‘Human Element’ of Music [Video]”

  1. Cynthia Mason Redden

    I'd like to have heard the entire thing. I was truly disappointed when he was cut off. You could hear that there was more to it as they went to commercial.

  2. Hagen Steven

    Dave's speech was truly awesome. It was priceless that he made it in a Slayer T-shirt, especially after rocking out the way they did. That were true to themselves and their music in that performance, instead of dressing to impress and toning down the head banging and jumping around. Major props!

  3. Green FireBabylon Genes

    shit, all he did was say the truth…. its great people are playing music, its important, and he sort of referred to what a studio can do compared to what a live playing breathing touring working powerhouse of a musician can do, yes Mr Grohl, you sir.. are a powerhouse 😉 the media is about the most foolish work of "information" out today.. so rock on! oh and also.. checkout 😉 haha you know I did… 😉

  4. Hagen Steven

    This was truly awesome and then he took away some of the power of his words by doing that awful spectacle with Dead Mouse. They always get radio play, but I still will probably get this album pretty soon.

  5. Simon Baxter

    I don't think dave is anti-computer I think it cuts a little deeper than that… what you think davey never used pro tools? lol think about it some more.

  6. Simon Baxter

    And for what it's worth, the little I know of this Deadmau5 character, tells me he is quite the role model for the young kiddies out there, unlike some artists or whatever..

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