In his most recent interview with NME, Dave Grohl has expressed a beef with TV talent shows like American Idol. Namely, that the judges who criticize the contestants aren't actually that musically talented themselves.
"I think people should feel encouraged to be themselves. That's what bums me out about those shows where people are judged so harshly by fucking musicians that hardly even play an instrument on their own fucking albums. It makes me really mad."
He added: "I swear to God, if my daughter walked up onstage and sang her heart out and some fucking billionaire looked at her and said, 'No, I'm sorry you're not any good,' I'd fucking throttle that person, I swear to God. Who the fuck are you to say what's good or bad?"
The highlight of Grohl's rant comes in this beautifully worded attack on the general homogenization of music caused by these shows. Says Grohl: "...everyone sounds like fucking Christina Aguilera. The next time someone says you're not a good singer say: 'Fuck You'."
Well said, Dave. Well said.