“I Learned To Play From My Record Collection”: Dave Grohl Recalls The Vinyl That Changed His Life

2015's Record Store Day Ambassador explains why vinyl will live forever.

While the rest of the music industry is abuzz about Tidal and the battle for music streaming superiority, Dave Grohl is getting back to basics. The Foo Fighters founder, Nirvana legend, and all-around awesome dude serves as the ambassador for Record Store Day 2015, which will rock its way into 1,200 shops across the country on Saturday, April 18th.

It’s a celebration of independent record shops, and for music lovers it’s better than Christmas, birthdays, and the first day of spring all rolled into one. The day will see the release of nearly 400 limited edition goodies from artists including Paul McCartney, Metallica, Brian Wilson, Bob Dylan, and even the Foo Fighters. Their Songs From The Laundry Room 10 inch is a four-song collection of early demos, covers and a never-heard song.

Grohl takes his ambassador role very seriously, encouraging one and all to get out there and support their local independent record stores. “These places became my churches, my libraries, my schools. They felt like home. And, I don’t know where I would be today without them.”

Leading up to the big day, he spoke with us about the records that inspired him to make music, and why vinyl will always be the greatest format.


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