The Foo Fighters took home five Grammy awards Sunday night, including Best Rock Album, and delivered two memorable performances, one of them rocking with Deadmau5 on the first ever EDM segment of the Grammys. But their biggest triumph of the night may have been Dave Grohl’s Best Rock Performance acceptance speech, which has taken the web by storm. “Dave Grohl Grammy Speech” is the second subject that comes up when you type his name into Google.
Accepting the award, Grohl said, “To me, this award means a lot because it shows the human element of music is what’s 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 in here [your head].”
I don’t think if you have a voice that you have to tune it, and lyric should come from the heart, words, emotions all play into an album, and so many recording today are without soul. So it was refreshing to hear someone speak what I believed and what so many have drifted away from.
Will their success then Sunday night inspire other bands to pick up that challenge? Emily Lazar, who mastered the album and became the first woman ever nominated for mastering a Best Album nominee, hopes so. “I think that would be a phenomenal response because there’s nothing like real organic old-school rock and roll,” she told us. “I think part of the charm and integrity of this record and the reason it rocks so hard is because it’s real and there are moments that are not perfect. They’re absolutely fantastic musicians, each and every one of them, but there are still human moments. And that’s what makes it so wonderful, to me anyway.”by