Who said rock'n'roll is dead? Foo Fighters are proving you wrong! Picking up 5 out of the 6 Grammy's they were nominated for, the Foo's wiped the board clean!
I was almost reduced the tears when I read the news on twitter. The boys won Best Rock Performance ("Walk"), Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance ("White Limo"), Best Rock Song ("Walk") , Best Rock Album ("Wasting Light") and Best Long Form Music Video ("Back and Forth"). Their 6th nomination was Album of the Year and respectively lost to Adele with her smash hit album "21"
Foo Fighters went on to perform "Rope" with Deadmau5 who made the bonus track of "Wasting Light" (very jealous..).
I felt so proud of Foo Fighters and their big win, and so did they. They couldn't believe it when fans did not know what analog tape was when they had announced that will be the medium they will be recording "Wasting Light" on. For those of you who don't know, analog tape is what was used to record music before digital media and editing software hit the scene. Once you record on analog tape, there is no editing, no re-doing. That's it. One shot. And that's what the Foo's did.
You wouldn't think that they didn't edit the album, because the thing is flawless! It is pure soulful rock in its prime! Not only were Foo Fighters shocked by fans lack of knowledge on analog tape, they were shocked by the belief the fans had in them. Accepting their award for Best Rock Performance, Dave Grohl says:
"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]."
Those words have hit Dave to Internet fame being the second most searched under his name in Google.
More news on Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters coming soon!