DAVE GROHL Hits Out At LINKIN PARK, MÖTLEY CRÜE For Using 'Backing Tracks' In Concert

July 8, 2005

According to ContactMusic.com, FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has derided bands, including LINKIN PARK and MÖTLEY CRÜE, for using backing tracks when they perform live.

Grohl would rather his band sounded terrible than employ pre-recorded material as a "crutch" to mask poor musicianship.

He explains, "We don't try to play perfect, like on the record. We don't use backing tracks. That's kind of a crutch other bands have up their sleeve.

"I'd rather sound awful and have the chance to change things at a whim than sound like LINKIN PARK or MÖTLEY CRÜE because of today's technology.

"They feel naked when it comes to playing live."

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