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By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I listen to boy band music before I have to fire someone.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

Usually, when Nirvana made music, there wasn't a lot of conversation. We wanted everything to be surreal. We didn't want to have some contrived composition.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

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 in here [your head].

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

When I listen to music these days, and I hear Pro Tools and drums that sound like a machine - it kinda sucks the life out of music.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

When I was a teenager, working towards dropping out of high school to starting to tour with bands, I'd drive around in my VW Bug every morning before school, very stoned listening over and over to Zeppelin. This song got to me because it just seemed mystical. There is something about those Celtic tunings that almost sounds Eastern. Somehow it would sweep me up into my own little trance-like state, like Sting with those shamans in the Amazon. But all I had was a bong and a Led Zeppelin cassette.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

When I joined Nirvana, I was the fifth or sixth drummer - I don't know if they'd ever had a drummer they were totally happy with. And they were strangers. There was never much of a deeper connection outside of the music.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I'm a skinny, geeky, high school dropout - it works, kids! Sensitive guys always get the girl. You'll get laid 10 times as much as that guy on the football team 'cause he's on steroids and he's gonna get fat.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

I've experienced great things, I've experienced great tragedies. I've done almost everything I could possibly ever imagine doing, but I just know that there's more.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I'm so not macho. It's crazy. My man cave is so not a man cave.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

Most of our songs were written on acoustic guitar before they made it to the practice stage.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do f___ing Glee. And then the guy who created Glee is so offended that we’re not, like, begging to be on his f___ing show… f___ that guy for thinking anybody and everybody should want to do Glee.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

That’s one of the great things about music. You can sing a song to 85,000 people and they’ll sing it back for 85,000 different reasons.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I'd like to imagine I won't end up in Hell, but I think I've done too much acid and listened to too much death metal to sit on a cloud next to God with angels floating above my head.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

The best time for gum is just before getting onstage. I need a minty-fresh microphone.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

When you're recording to analog tape, it captures performance and you can't necessarily manipulate that in different ways. It is what it is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

A lot of people are promoting records that are just throw-it-agains t-the-wall-see- if-it-sticks meaningless bullshit. Everybody has the responsibility to do the right thing and promote artists that mean something.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

A lot of people from my generation of music are so focused on playing things correctly or to perfection that they're stuck in that safe place.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Dave Grohl

You will only be great at the things you love to do. Don't pursue a career in something you hate to do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I had long hair since I was 17 years old. It was time for me to let go. I hated being the guy at the wedding in a suit with a ponytail.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

It's good to wander into the studio and walk out with something that's better than you'd imagined it to be. If everything was as you imagined it to be, it just wouldn't be as much fun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I always loved writing songs - writing for myself and demo-ing songs, really with no intention of ever letting anyone else hear them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

You will only be great at things you love to do don't pursue a career in something you hate to do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

I was at a New Year's Eve party, and someone asked me how was my year, and I said, 'I honestly think 2011 was the best year of my entire life,' and I actually meant it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

Being in Nirvana was amazing an experience that will never happen again for me. And I look on them as some of the best and worst times of my life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I believe the history of American music is just as important as anything political because it's changed generations of people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

The word ‘grunge’ became a household term, and fashion runways were filled with flannel shirts and long underwear. Oh, how we laughed… Every now and then when I’m feeling a little nostalgic, I put on my ‘grunge tuxedo’ - flannel shirt, long shorts with long underwear underneath them, and a pair of Doc Martens - and dance around the house to Tad records.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

Wow, I get to wake up again? Ok. You have to make good with what you've got.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I dropped out of high school and I couldn't go to college 'cause I wasn't smart enough, so I'd resigned myself to loading trucks and playing punk rock on the weekends.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I like the rock documentaries that make it seem real. Some rock documentaries are meant to make the bands look larger than life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

In a way, as much as we love to be a big, loud rock band, the acoustic album was a lot easier to make than the rock records. I think because it was brand new territory for the band.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

My whole life, I have listened to people like Neil Young, or Crosby, Stills & Nash, and artists that have made a career out of the mellow, folky, acoustic dynamic.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

If you're trying to connect to people with music - it's more of an outward process and a lot of times musicians can be very inward.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

Your personal history is a part of what happens with your hands and your head as you play music.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

A musician should only sound like what they do, and no two musicians sound the same. It's an individual-feel thing, you know?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I taught myself how to play the guitar, I taught myself how to play the drums, and I kind of fake doing both of them. But drumming comes more natural to me, and it just feels better.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

If there's one thing I'm good at, it's gathering people together to do something fun.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

The most important thing is that you honor that musical integrity, whether you make music that sounds like ABBA or you make music that sounds like Void.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

The Nirvana unplugged album was something we'd always knew we were capable of doing, but it was just a matter of doing it right.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that's stripped down.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

In Utero' was the first time I'd made an album that reached into the dark side. I remember the conflict and the uncertainty. I remember all those things when I hear 'Pennyroyal Tea.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

When something good comes your way, you better feel fortunate, because it doesn't last forever.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

Most people don't take some things into consideration. When they hear an album, they hear the artist or they hear the lyric or they hear the melody. But they don't really think about the environment in which it was recorded, which is so important. It's that thing that determines what the album sounds like.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I'm obsessed with Led Zeppelin and have been since I was a teenager

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I'm kind of claustrophobic... It's not even like enclosed spaces. It's like I hate being stuck in one band, you know? Just being stuck is the biggest drag, for fear that, you know, just that you can't get out.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Grohl

When digital technology started becoming the norm, you've got 50, 60, 70 years of recordings on tapes that are just deteriorating. Like, a two-inch reel of recording tape won't last forever. It dissolves. It will disappear.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

I think actually singing the words is more therapeutic than just sitting down to write them, because then you are letting it out, and it's coming from your gut.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I know a lot of people who wouldn't be comfortable with everything that comes with being in a band as big as Nirvana. The thing that I don't understand is not appreciating that simple gift of being able to play music.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dave Grohl

I'd love it if everyone knew one Foo Fighters song.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

Ramones or AC/DC are two bands that have managed to keep their signature sound and their signature formula for years and years and album after album after album, without it seeming like a dead-end street.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Dave Grohl

Sharing music is not a crime. It shouldn't be. There should be a deeper meaning to making music than just selling downloads.