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Dave Grohl: My daughters love vinyl

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl says he has done his utmost to introduce his children to the wonders of vinyl records.

The Foo Fighters frontman is father to nine-year-old Violet, six-year-old Harper and eight-month-old Ophelia with wife Jordyn Blum.

And the 46-year-old has revealed in a new interview that he made it his mission to introduce his brood to the wonders of original records.

“I remember introducing my nine-year-old to vinyl,” Dave told USA Today. “She was really into The Beatles, and I got her this Beatles vinyl box set. She looked at it and said, ‘What is that?’ And I said, ‘This is Beatles vinyl. These are The Beatles' records.’ I was like, ‘Here, let me show you how to do it,’ and she was fascinated.

“It was like a toy to her, but she was listening to music and experiencing it the way I did when I was her age. I walked out of the room and came back half an hour later, and all the record covers were all over the floor and she was listening to album after album, and reading the lyrics, and looking at the sleeves and the pictures.”

Dave has been in the public eye since he became the drummer in grunge band Nirvana in 1990.

Speaking about how the industry has changed since he first came on the scene, Dave admitted he thinks the Internet and the ability to buy music online has made people forget the sanctity of owning a vinyl record.

“I think maybe what happened was the convenience of technology overshadowed the experience of holding an album in your hands, and sitting on your bedroom floor, and staring at a picture of John Lennon or Gene Simmons or Johnny Rotten,” he said. “That tangible experience can sometimes become an even more emotional experience, because it's really happening. Someone curating songs for you through your computer or being able to hold 10,000 songs on your watch — that convenience is pretty incredible, but so is the emotional impact of holding a Beatles record in your hand and listening to Let It Be, like, ‘Wow. That's heavy.’ ”

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