Dave Grohl bigs up Adele



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The record industry would be in rude health if all albums were as good as Adele's 21, according to Dave Grohl.

Talking to Billboard, Grohl gave his view on the never-ending 'is rock dead?' debate.

He said: "Someone asked me recently, 'What do you think the problem with the music industry is?'

 I said, take the Adele record, for example. It's an amazing record and everybody's so shocked that it's such a phenomenon. I'm not. You know why that record's huge? Because it's f***ing good and it's real.

"Now imagine if all records were that good. Do you think only one of them would sell? F*** no! All of them would. If all records were that good the music business would be on fire, but they're not."

What do you think? Are record sales down because the albums being churned out aren't as good as in the past?

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).