Dave Grohl asks Cornwall council to overturn teen band’s noise ban

Black Leaves of Envy were asked to stop practicing in their garage for noise reasons

Dave Grohl has written a letter to Cornwall council asking them to overturn a noise ban on a teen band that is preventing them from practising in their garage.

Black Leaves of Envy were ordered by the council to limit their volume while playing to 30-40 decibels – little more than the sound of a fridge, reports The Plymouth Herald.

The four-piece wrote to the Foo Fighters’s frontman seeking his support earlier this month.


Grohl responded yesterday by asking authorities to consider dropping the restrictions.

In a letter, which he also posted on Twitter, he wrote: β€œFor musicians that lack the resources to rehearse in professional facilities, a garage or basement is the only place they have to develop their talent and passion.”

He continues: “I believe that in doing so, you will be sending a message that Cornwall is not only a home to music and the arts, but a place that encourages children to follow their dreams in a world where anything is possible.”

Cornwall council responded to Grohl on Twitter, saying that they are “working to find a solution”.


Grohl has previously urged young musicians to practice in their garages.

In 2013 he said: “Musicians should go to a yard sale and buy and old… drum set and get in their garage and just suck. And get their friends to come in and they’ll suck, too.

And then they’ll…start playing and they’ll have the best time they’ve ever had in their lives and then all of a sudden they’ll become Nirvana.”