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

Dan Evon - Author

Jan. 26 2014, Updated 1:04 a.m. ET

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:

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“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.)”

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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.

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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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