Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has penned liner notes that accompanied yesterday's (July 24th) iTunes release of Tomorrow Never Knows, a 14-track compilation of some of the Beatles' "most powerful rock songs," including "Back In The USSR," "Helter Skelter," "Paperback Writer" and "Hey Bulldog." Grohl wrote in his introduction, "If it weren't for The Beatles, I would not be a musician . . . The Beatles seemed to be capable of anything. They knew no boundaries, and in that freedom they seemed to define what we now know today as 'Rock and Roll.'"
- Grohl added that his six-year-old daughter, Violet, has recently become a Beatles fan, writing, "From one generation to the next, the Beatles will remain the most important rock band of all time. Just ask Violet."
- Foo Fighters will play scattered gigs in 2012 as Grohl continues to work on his documentary on Sound City, which chronicles the history of the legendary Los Angeles studio where classic albums by artists ranging from Fleetwood Mac to Nirvana have been recorded.
- The film, which does not yet have a release date, will feature interviews with many of the musicians who recorded at Sound City as well as new musical collaborations between a number of artists.
CHECK IT OUT: Read Grohl's full introduction at http://tinyurl.com/bmukzfd
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- This isn't the usual Beatles compilation but features some deeper cuts. Is this a good intro for younger/newer fans?
- Does having Dave Grohl pen the liner notes add some modern rock "cred" to it (not that the Beatles need any)?
INTERNET COMMENTS at NME -- agree or not?
Arion Xenos wrote: "And that's probably the same for about 90% of the bands who are about today, stating the obvious Grohl?"
Blake Foster wrote: "Same case for me I reckon, too bad Dave is as dull as dishwater."
Jason Kambo-Sarratt wrote: "thanks for that, been at the big book of beatles cliches have we."
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