Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl: ‘Drum machines really piss me off’

Singer slams bands for using modern production

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has slammed bands for using drum machines, saying it has “robbed” drummers of their personality.

The singer, who has played drums for Nirvana and Them Crooked Vultures, said he despairs at groups who use studio trickery to make their records sound better.

“All that shit ruins music these days,” he told The Sun . “Drum machines work for pop artists but when it comes to rock ‘n’ roll – don’t fuck with the human element.”

He also said Foo Fighters recorded their recent album ‘Wasting Light’ in his garage to escape such modern production.

“I had favourite drummers because of their inconsistencies,” Grohl said. “Modern production has robbed drummers of personalities and it really pisses me off.”

Foo Fighters are set to appear at the iTunes Festival in London on Monday (July 11).

They recently played two nights at Milton Keynes Bowl where they were joined by Alice Cooper, Bob Mould and Queen drummer Roger Taylor.