“To me this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of making music is what’s most important. Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that’s the most important thing for people to do. It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about sounding absolutely correct. It’s not about what goes on in a computer. It’s about what goes on in here (your heart) and what goes on here (your head)… Long live rock ‘n’ roll!” – Dave Grohl
This is what Dave Grohl (lead singer of the Foo Fighters/previously Nirvana’s drummer) said in the Foo Fighters acceptance speech for his 5th grammy of the 2012 Grammys, best rock performance for “Walk”. As a musician… and as a part of MuzicNotez, a business known for promoting up and coming independent musicians, I love this! He could not be more right, and it’s about time somebody called it out.
This is exactly why I love independent music so much, it’s raw, not overproduced or influenced by studios or labels. It’s musicians with a love for music, and a dream to be heard. This quote should be a huge influence for all musicians, you don’t need to be a part of a huge label or fancy studio, just need to write from the soul and sing from the heart!
Garage bands and home studios are the foundation of independent music, and that’s exactly how the Foo Fighters recorded there latest and 7th album “Wasting Light”. Dave Grohl said: “I just thought, F### it! Let’s record it in my garage.”, I think that’s bad-ass and a real down to earth element of such a huge star. A real refreshing thing to hear in today’s sometimes frustrating music industry and hopefully a good sign of things to come!