Foo Fighters front man, Dave Grohl...
...has personally written a letter to Cornwall council in support of a teenage metal band, ‘Black Leaves of Envy’ after they were prevented from practicing in a family garage due to local noise restrictions.
Black Leaves of Envy, aged between 15 and 17, had been told by the council to keep noise to the limit of 30-40 decibels – “approximately the level of a dishwasher at 15 meters’ distance”, according to Grohl.
All of the band’s birthdays and Christmas' came at once when none other than rock legend, Dave Grohl stepped in to help. In his letter published on the Foo Fighter’s website social media accounts and quickly shared by thousands, Grohl stressed the importance of allowing young musicians to practice and urged Cornwall Council to reconsider the noise enforcement. Dave Grohl said: "I believe that it is crucial that children have a place to explore their creativity and establish a sense of self through song."
Adding further comedy to the situation, Grohl later shared a link to his very own guide to soundproofing to the Black Leaves of Envy’s Facebook page, which includes the following solid sound-proofing advice for musicians on a budget… “Fill large garbage bags with blankets, clothes, old socks, packing peanuts most anything, dense and fibrous is best. Stack these on top of each other in the every corner of the garage, floor to ceiling, they will act as corner traps and help with low frequencies that build up in the room.”
As always - we salute you, Dave Grohl. Best of luck to the young musicians, Black Leaves of Envy.