Dave Grohl has a theory about why music sales are declining, and it's a pretty good one.
He says that piracy and downloading can't be the only contributing factor — and that the quality of music and the talent of the musician plays a huge role. Basically, music these days kinda sucks!
“It’s the music. People are blown away that Adele is selling so many records. I’m not. That record is great! She’s got a beautiful voice, and people are shocked when they hear actual talent.
“Music should be more than ad placement, more than synthesised looping of a voice that’s been Auto-Tuned and an image made to look like a superhero or supermodel.”
He also thinks his band is doing better than ever, especially for live shows:
"We walk on stage with five instruments and no computers. It might not sound perfect, but we’ll rip your face off, and we don’t need someone to hit ‘go’ on the computer. The band’s better than we’ve ever been. We don’t have bad shows. We kill it every night.”
We totally agree that Adele is destroying numbers left and right because of her pure, amazing talent. She isn't some marketed brand. She's just up there with a microphone and her voice.
And we loved your latest album, Dave, and we're glad to hear that you feel in top form!
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