Swift withheld her latest album, ‘1989’, from Spotify when it was released earlier this month and then subsequently decided to remove all of her previous releases from the streaming service.
Speaking at a round table discussion with the media in London earlier this week, which NME attended, Grohl said: “Me personally? I don’t fucking care. That’s just me, because I’m playing two nights at Wembley next summer. I want people to hear our music, I don’t care if you pay $1 (60p) or fucking $20 (£12) for it, just listen to the fucking song. But I can understand how other people would object to that. You want people to fucking listen to your music? Give them your music. And then go play a show. They like hearing your music? They’ll go see a show. To me it’s that simple, and I think it used to work that way.”
“When we were young and in really noisy, crappy punk rock bands there was no career opportunity and we loved doing it and people loved fucking watching it and the delivery was completely face to face personal. That’s what got people really excited about shit. Nowadays there’s so much focus on technology that it doesn’t really matter.”
Earlier this week, Foo Fighters announced plans for a 2015 tour of the UK, set to take place in May and June of next year, with an open window to appear at Worthy Farm for Glastonbury, which will take place June 24-28, 2015. They will play Sunderland Stadium Of Light on May 25, Manchester Emirates Old Trafford on May 27, London’s Wembley Stadium on June 19 and 20 and Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium on June 23. Tickets go on pre-sale November 19 and on general sale at 10am on November 21.
Foo Fighters recently released their album ‘Sonic Highways’, which was recorded in eight different cities around the US.