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    Posted on Nov 17, 2014

    17 Times Dave Grohl Was Totally Right About Everything

    The best, the best, the best, the best of Foo.

    1. That time he zeroed in on exactly why singing competition shows warp the way people think about musicians.

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    2. And when he ranted about how those shows punish original voices.

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    3. When he encouraged people to make the most of their unique talents.

    4. When he got on stage at the Grammys and reminded everyone that soul and individuality matter more than precision.

    5. That time he nailed exactly why the idea of "guilty pleasures" is totally ridiculous.

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    6. When he affirmed his belief that you can accomplish anything if you're a self-starter.

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    7. That time he reminded his audience that moshing can really ruin the vibe of a show.

    8. When he was asked about Spotify and made it clear that he doesn't want to put up barriers to hearing his music...

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    9. ...and besides, he's way more interested in getting people to come out to his shows.

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    10. The time he got in front of the L.A. City Council and reminded everyone that it's important to encourage kids to be creative.

    11. That time he reminded us that rock radio used to be a magical thing.

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    12. When he talked about feeling out of step with the rest of mainstream music.

    13. Any time he's made it clear that drugs and rock don't need to go together.

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    14. The day he and the Foo Fighters performed outside of the Westboro Baptist Church and made a stand for tolerance and equality.

    15. Whenever he's acknowledged that "Foo Fighters" is maybe not the best name for a band.

    16. Or the times he's reminded us that rock 'n' roll will never die.

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    17. And, of course, every time he's given hope to every high school dropout in the world.