Dave Grohl: Musicians need real experiences
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 February 2013
This article is from 2013.
Dave Grohl thinks musicians who find success on TV shows are missing out on the "experiences" they need to enjoy long careers
Dave Grohl thinks musicians who find success on TV shows are missing out on "experiences".
The Foo Fighters frontman - who has daughters Violet, six, and Harper, three, with wife Jordyn Blum - believes it is important the next generation are shown how to form a band and work hard on writing music rather than enjoying instant fame, if they want to have long careers.
Dave - who has been working on a documentary film, 'Sound City', about the legendary studios in California - said: "The human element of communication through music will never go away because we're not robots.
"And it's important for the next generation to know it's not about going on a TV show and getting spotted. You need to fall in love with music and experience it, want to form a band and everything that goes with that.
"That's how you become the biggest band in the world. These kids on 'American Idol' and the like are missing out on the experience I and all the people in the film had when we joined a band and went to a studio to record.
"It's so important that kids know about real music."
However, the 'Monkey Wrench' rocker insists he would never tell his kids what to listen to as its important they form their own opinions.
He added to The Sun newspaper: "Though I would never argue with Violet over her taste in music.
"My wonderful saint of a mother never ever told me what to listen to or what not to listen to, ever."