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Screw Technology! Dave Grohl Wants To Rock!

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All your new fandagled machines and shiz is "ruining rock" in his humble opinion!

In the making of the Foo Fighter's latest album, Wasting Light, Dave Grohl opted for the band to use old-fashion tap instead of high-functioning computers. To him, modern recording techniques are taking aritsts away from their music, especially rock backs who have been replacing percussionists for years with a computer-generated drum beat. That game isn't for him and it isn't for his band. He explains:

"All that s**t ruins music these days. Drum machines work for pop artists but when it comes to rock 'n' roll - don't f**k with the human element… I had favorite drummers because of their inconsistencies. Modern production has robbed drummers of personalities and it really p**ses me off."

Let it out, buddy! LET…IT…OUT!

We see his point and so should other artist. Don't get us wrong - we love us the modern age - but music really needs to be felt and given life from artists who have a connection to their instruments. If your genre is rock, get your ass behind a drum and start beating that, baby!

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

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21 comments to “Screw Technology! Dave Grohl Wants To Rock!”

  1. 1

    what's a rock back?

  2. 2

    Old-fashion taps? You mean like morse code?

  3. Adoll says – reply to this


    Whoever wrote this article is an idiot. Learn to spell and check grammar.

  4. 4

    Oh c'mon! What a pretentious jackass. Musical instruments are bound to evolve with the passage of time. Music is an artform. While it's ok to have your own style (which may or may not involve advaces in technological science.) Don't hate on other styles like urs is somehow better. That's a little too self-righteous.

  5. 5

    I think you mean tape. Spell-Check is FREE!
    Dave Grohl is correct

  6. 6


    Ummm, this guy seriously needs to get his head out of his ass long enough to actually see what's happening around him.

    Dude… You WERE in Nirvana… Kurt is dead.

    And music has evolved. So has how you record it…


  7. 7

    Drum machines are the worst thing to happen to rock and metal in my opinion.

  8. 8

    You STUPID idiot….again you don't know how to spell.

  9. 9

    Can the writing get ANY worse? Jesus H. Christ.

  10. 10

    Re: Fantasy – Spoken like a true, uh, something. However I think you meant the de-evolution of music. To put it mildly, you are probably capable of making a great song by /cough/ today's standards. However that doesn't take away the probability that you're still an idiot with no talent and nothing to offer. :)

  11. 11

    And like he said, it's fine for mindless pop music. Oh, and rap.

  12. 12

    getting fat

  13. 13

    Fuck everyone who thinks he's a jackass, he's right, music these days can be created by talentless fucks with computers and get famous for it, if you haven't any talent, (like most people these days) then stay the fuck away from the fancy computer and learn your fucking instrument.
    Go on Davey boy! :D x

  14. 14

    Re: sh@olinfxx
    you're the jackass. "Music is an art form" that should then be generated on a computer? How creative & personal. I suppose you think it's ok to walk into an art gallery and see a bunch of prints of images made on a computer too.

    Perez you're suck an ass-licker. Cheering on one of the gods of music pretending to know what he's talking about, and I bet your next post is about how great Rhi rhi/ lady gaga/ katy perry etc is and how fabulous their over produced, completely synthesized shit "music" is. There is no comparison.

    Dave's getting fat? really? who cares? He's a music god, has millions, and doesn't give a shit about how he looks. He doesn't need to rely on his looks to sell his music like some previously mentioned whores.

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    What happened to the days when people actually played instruments and actually sang? Today's music is a bunch of crap computer generated. I wonder what most of these so-called musicians would sound like without a computer backing them. Oh wait they would sound like crap and go no where. Let's be real people and get back to the basics when it comes to music.

  17. 17

    I love all the quote about Nirvana is over and Kurt is dead. Ever hear of the Foo Fighters? They have been around for about 15 years now and are one of the biggest rock bands in the WORLD! Dave is a musical genius and applauded as the best drummer in the world. not to mention his vocals and guitar playing ability. Technology has a place in music, but it should never enter the rock arena. I can't even listen to top 40 trash because nothing can take the place of instruments. So while you are all sitting in your parent's basements hacking away at a rock god - remember this man as been a part of two of the biggest bands in the history of music!!!!!

  18. 18

    I have nothing but respect for Dave Grohl. He is a REAL artist, who REALLY plays, & REALLY sings. He has been around for a long time, & has been a part of many notable bands not just Nirvana. Not to mention Foo Fighters have been a band for a long time, & put out some great music, that sweat & blood goes into. This is a REAL musician people, so respect him for actually MAKING the music. I love the foo & Grohl forever. Glad he has new stuff out too!

  19. 19

    Dave Grohl might use old fashioned tap when filling his bath. I imagine he is using old fashioned tape when recording his album though.
    I looked that up in an old fashioned dic - tionary

  20. 20

    A TRUE HERO - he's still ALIVE and rockin! don't celebrate idiots who selfishly kill themselves (and no, I don't care why he did it) - we know who the REAL heart, soul and brains behind Nirvana obviously were - you go Dave!

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