Dave Grohl Says Foo Fighters Show Kids That ‘Humans Play Instruments’

2012-02-07

Story by Anne Erickson

Dave Grohl on Grammys: ‘I feel a little bit of responsibility and a lot of pride’

Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl is unabashedly carrying the torch for rock and roll in the twenty first century. So, when Grohl and the Foos perform at this Sunday’s Grammy Award show, expect a real rock set — a show that’s gritty, passion-filled and raw — no matter with whom they’re paired.

“I feel a little bit of responsibility and a lot of pride,” Grohl told the Associated Press regarding his role as the so-called “rock spokesman” at the Grammys. “I’m proud to be in the Foo Fighters… We’re a real band.

“If I were a kid in Tulsa, Okla., who loves rock bands and plays with my rock band in the garage, and I turned on the Grammys and saw a rock band with choreographed dancers playing to computers, I’d be bummed until the Foo Fighters came on, and then I’d think, ‘Oh, good, humans that play instruments.’”

Foo Fighters are nominated for a sky-high six Grammys this year, but if they win, Grohl says he has no idea what he’s going to say. “ …I never plan what I’m going to say when I get up on stage,” Grohl said. “My father was a speechwriter, and my mother was a public speaking teacher, and one thing that I’ve learned in life is that you never want to read a speech. You just want to go up and give it. That always jinxes it, anyway. The last thing you want to do is walk out of there with a speech in your pocket that you didn’t get to read.”

 




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