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Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl: Skrillex Is Badass

Releases statement over Grammy Awards criticism...

 

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl: Skrillex Is Badass

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Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl has responded to recent criticism over his Grammy Awards acceptance speech.

The frontman was seen to be attacking electronic music during his acceptance speech for Best Rock Performance for 'Walk' at Sunday's Grammy Awards (February 12).

Grohl has now posted a statement online clarifying what he said, he writes: "never has a 33-second acceptance rant evoked such caps-lock postboard rage as my lil' ode to analog recording has. OK....maybe Kanye has me on this one, but ..


I love music. I love ALL kinds of music. From Kyuss to Kraftwerk, Pinetop Perkins to Prodigy, Dead Kennedys to Deadmau5.....I love music. Electronic or acoustic, it doesn't matter to me. The simple act of creating music is a beautiful gift that ALL human beings are blessed with. And the diversity of one musician's personality to the next is what makes music so exciting and.....human."

"That's exactly what I was referring to. The "human element". That thing that happens when a song speeds up slightly, or a vocal goes a little sharp. That thing that makes people sound like PEOPLE. Somewhere along the line those things became "bad" things, and with the great advances in digital recording technology over the years they became easily "fixed". The end result? I my humble opinion.....a lot of music that sounds perfect, but lacks personality. The one thing that makes music so exciting in the first place."

He added: "I don't know how to do what Skrillex does (though I fucking love it) but I do know that the reason he is so loved is because he sounds like Skrillex, and that's badass. We have a different process and a different set of tools, but the "craft" is equally as important, I'm sure."

Grammy Awards 2012

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