Music·Posted on Nov 17, 201417 Times Dave Grohl Was Totally Right About EverythingThe best, the best, the best, the best of Foo.by Matthew PerpetuaBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. That time he zeroed in on exactly why singing competition shows warp the way people think about musicians. Getty / Via deltaskymag.delta.com 2. And when he ranted about how those shows punish original voices. Getty / Via nme.com 3. When he encouraged people to make the most of their unique talents. Getty / Via artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com 4. When he got on stage at the Grammys and reminded everyone that soul and individuality matter more than precision. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 5. That time he nailed exactly why the idea of "guilty pleasures" is totally ridiculous. Getty / Via wtfpod.com 6. When he affirmed his belief that you can accomplish anything if you're a self-starter. Getty / Via zumic.com 7. That time he reminded his audience that moshing can really ruin the vibe of a show. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF davegrohlquotes.tumblr.com 8. When he was asked about Spotify and made it clear that he doesn't want to put up barriers to hearing his music... Theo Wargo / Getty Images for SiriusXM / Via digitalspy.com 9. ...and besides, he's way more interested in getting people to come out to his shows. Getty Images for Bud Light Stephen Lovekin / Via digitalspy.com 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. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via davegrohlquotes.tumblr.com 11. That time he reminded us that rock radio used to be a magical thing. Getty / Via fooarchive.com 12. When he talked about feeling out of step with the rest of mainstream music. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via davegrohlquotes.tumblr.com 13. Any time he's made it clear that drugs and rock don't need to go together. Getty / Via gq-magazine.co.uk 14. The day he and the Foo Fighters performed outside of the Westboro Baptist Church and made a stand for tolerance and equality. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via davegrohlquotes.tumblr.com 15. Whenever he's acknowledged that "Foo Fighters" is maybe not the best name for a band. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF 16. Or the times he's reminded us that rock 'n' roll will never die. Getty/Kevin Winter / Via fooarchive.com 17. And, of course, every time he's given hope to every high school dropout in the world. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF E!