Dave Grohl has written a letter to the city council of Cornwall, England on behalf of a local teen metal band that’s been prohibited from practicing in their parents’ garage due to a noise ordinance. The band, Black Leaves Of Envy, has been unable to practice for almost three months as a result.
Grohl wrote, “Like many musicians, I started in a garage in my neighborhood. Together with friends, my adolescent years were made better by playing music with others.”
The band was ordered by the Cornwall Council to take their sound levels way down to 30 or 40 decibels — about the equivalent of the hum from a refrigerator. Boooo…
Grohl added, “Music is not only a healthy pastime, it is a wonderful creative outlet for kids, and fosters a sense of community necessary to the emotional and social development of any child . . . I believe that it is crucial that children have a place to explore their creativity and establish a sense of self through song.”