Dave Grohl wades into the great Spotify debate: 'I don't f**king care, I'm playing Wembley'

The Foo Fighters frontman has differing views to those of Taylor Swift

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Dave Grohl has waded into the great Spotify debate. Well, sort of, because actually he "doesn’t f**king care".

The Foo Fighters frontman cares more about fans hearing his music than how much he is paid – a seemingly opposing view to that of Taylor Swift, who believes that musicians should not "undervalue their art" by letting people listen to their songs for free.

"Me personally? I don't f**king care," Grohl told Digital Spy. "That's just me, because I’m playing two nights at Wembley next summer.

"I want people to hear our music, I don't care if you pay $1 or f**king £20 for it, just listen to the f**king song. But I can understand how other people would object to that."


Grohl also encouraged artists to channel more effort into their live shows like they did "when [he] was young", instead of worrying so much about the "delivery" and "technology" of music.

"You want people to f**king listen to your music? Give them your music and then go play a show," he said. "They like hearing your music? They'll go see a show.

"To me it's that simple and I think it used to work that way. The delivery was completely face to face personal. That's what got people really excited about s**t."

Earlier this week, Foo Fighters announced that they would be coming to the UK as part of their Sonic Highways tour in May and June next year.

The US rockers are also the bookies' favourite to play Glastonbury Festival next summer, despite Grohl insisting that organisers have not called to book them yet.

Meanwhile, Sonic Highways is currently trailing Pink Floyd's final album The Endless River in the UK albums chart.

"If we're going to take a number two to anybody I'll take Pink Floyd. It could be worse," Grohl told the Daily Star, adding that if Cheryl's Only Human had been beating his band he would be "f**king pissed off".