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Post-Grammys, Foo Fighters frontman clarifies his comments regarding the 'human element' in music

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has responded to criticism he received following his acceptance speech for Best Rock Performance for 'Walk' at Sunday's Grammy Awards (February 12).

In the speech, he said the "human element of music is what's important", adding that making music was more than about "what goes on in a computer" and more about what happens in a songwriter and band's heart and head.

He had now released a statement in response to people who thought he was attacking electronic music, reports USA Today, in which he writes: "never has a 33-second acceptance rant evoked such caps-lock postboard rage as my lil' ode to analog recording has."

He then said: "I love music. I love ALL kinds of music. From Kyuss to Kraftwerk, Pinetop Perkins to Prodigy, Dead Kennedys to Deadmau5.....I love music. Electronic or acoustic, it doesn't matter to me. The simple act of creating music is a beautiful gift that ALL human beings are blessed with. And the diversity of one musician's personality to the next is what makes music so exciting and.....human."

He continued: "That's exactly what I was referring to. The "human element". That thing that happens when a song speeds up slightly, or a vocal goes a little sharp. That thing that makes people sound like PEOPLE. Somewhere along the line those things became "bad" things, and with the great advances in digital recording technology over the years they became easily "fixed". The end result? I my humble opinion.....a lot of music that sounds perfect, but lacks personality. The one thing that makes music so exciting in the first place."

He added: "I don't know how to do what Skrillex does (though I fucking love it) but I do know that the reason he is so loved is because he sounds like Skrillex, and that's badass. We have a different process and a different set of tools, but the "craft" is equally as important, I'm sure."

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