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Dave Grohl A Music Nerd, Not A Musicologist

11/25/2014
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(TeamRock Radio) Dave Grohl admits he often didn't know what he was talking about during interviews for his Sonic Highways documentary series. The Foo Fighters recorded all eight tracks on their latest album in a different US city, and he shot an accompanying film for each. But he believes his lack of knowledge was a help instead of a hindrance.

Grohl tells Rolling Stone: "I'm a music nerd but I'm not a musicologist - I love talking about music and hearing stories, but I also love not knowing everything. The interviews turned into conversations that turned into lessons.

"The intention was to inform people, not just tell them something they already knew. I'm sitting in front of Allen Toussaint, Cyril Neville or Dr John and they're telling me things I never knew; I think I have to do that to keep the tone genuine."

He adds: "I don't pretend to know everything - I'll tell the subjects, 'Just so you know, I don't know what the f*** I'm talking about.'" Read more here.

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