Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Named Record Store Day Ambassador
. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been selected to be the 2015 Record Store Day Ambassador. The annual event celebrating independent record stores will be taking place on April 18, 2015.
Grohl issued the following message, "I found my calling in the back bin of a dark, dusty record store. 1975′s K-Tel's Blockbuster 20 Original Hits by the original Stars featuring Alice Cooper, War, Kool and the Gang, Average White Band and many more, bought at a small record shop in my suburban Virginia neighborhood, it was this record that changed my life and made me want to become a musician. The second that I heard Edgar Winter's 'Frankenstein" kick in, I was hooked. My life had been changed forever. This was the first day of the rest of my life.
"More recently, I've been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to rediscover this sense of excitement, that magical feeling of finding something all one's own, by watching my kids go through it. Watching them realize how crucial and intertwined every part of this experience is, I relive the magic of my earliest experiences with vinyl singles and albums, their artwork, liners notes etc. all over again and again.
"I believe that the power of the record store to inspire is still alive and well, and that their importance to our next generation of musicians is crucial."
Check out the event's official site here.