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Dave Grohl: “I don’t care if you pay $1 or $20 for it, just listen to the f*cking song”

November 14 2014, 4:50 PM EST By Matt Crane

Taylor Swift recently caused a big stir when she pulled all of her music off the streaming service Spotify. Many artists have already criticized the service for it’s royalty payments—or lack thereof. In a recent interview with Digital Spy, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl gave his take on the whole thing:

“Me personally? I don’t fucking care,” he said. “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 or fucking $20 for it, just listen to the fucking song. But I can understand how other people would object to that.”

Grohl continued, “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 and personal. That’s what got people really excited about shit. Nowadays there’s so much focus on technology that it doesn’t really matter.”

Preach, Dave. Preach. The Foos' new album, Sonic Highways, is out now via Roswell Records.

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