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Dave Grohl Discusses the Pandemic’s Affect on Live Music

PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 26: Dave Grohl stops by "The Nowhere Inn" Premiere Party at WarnerMedia Lodge: Elevating Storytelling with AT&T presented by Topic Studios during Sundance Film Festival 2020 on January 26, 2020 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for WarnerMedia and AT&T )

Small, independent concert venues are “crucial” to “the future of music itself.”

That’s according to Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who made his comments Monday after learning President Donald Trump had signed a $900 billion stimulus bill that promises $15 billion to live venues affected by the pandemic.

“The preservation of America’s smaller, independent venues is not only crucial to the millions of concert goers whose lives are bettered by experiencing their favorite artists in the flesh, but to the future of music itself, as it gives the next generation of young musicians a place to cut their teeth, hone their craft, and grow into the voices of tomorrow,” Grohl wrote on social media.

Grohl goes on to say the absence of live music in 2020 has “left us all longing for that communal feeling of connection, one that is best felt when joined in a song.”

Will you wait a while before you start attending live shows again?

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