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Dave Grohl unleashes fury on drum machines

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Don't expect to hear an abundance of drum machines on a Foo Fighters album any time soon. Dave Grohl has revealed his hatred of mixing machine and rock 'n' roll.

Grohl told The Sun: "All that s**t ruins music these days. Drum machines work for pop artists but when it comes to rock 'n' roll - don't f**k with the human element.

"I had favourite drummers because of their inconsistencies. Modern production has robbed drummers of personalities and it really p**ses me off."

For lots more from the Foos mainman you can still order our March 2010 issue, featuring a huge Grohl cover feature, here. You can also find Foos content aplenty in Rhythm 190, which features an 11-page Taylor Hawkins interview.

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).