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Dave Grohl proves he’s a rock n’ roll saint, pens letter defending a Welsh band facing a noise restriction battle with local council

Once again proving he is a fucking rock n’ roll legend, Dave Grohl has written a letter to a city council in Wales after a young band was facing a noise ban.

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According to The Plymouth Herald, local Cornwall band Black Leaves of Envy were facing a ban from practicing in their garage after Cornwall Council forced them to limit their volume to 30-40 decibals, which is painfully quiet. How quiet? That’s the same amount of noise your fridge makes.

Disappointed with the situation, the band contacted the one and only Dave Grohl, who sent through a lengthy letter in support of the band, asking the council to reconsider their noise restrictions.

My name is Dave Grohl, and I’m writing on behalf of the local music group Black Leaves of Envy,” he wrote.

I am an American musician of over 30 years, having played professionally with such bands as Nirvana and Foo Fighters, just to name a few, selling over 100 million records combined.

For musicians that lack the resources to rehearse in professional facilities, a garage or basement is the only place they have to develop their talent and passion,”

I believe that it is crucial that children have a place to explore their creativity and establish a sense of self through song.

For the sake of your local band Black Leaves of Envy, and for the generations of young musicians that they may eventually inspire, I ask you reconsider the restrictions put upon the volume of their private rehearsal space.

Cornwall Council were quick to reply, taking to Twitter to (very politically) explain “we are working with all concerned to find a solution”.