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Dave Grohl Backs Cornwall Band In Noise Row

The Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer wrote a letter to the local council in Cornwall after the four members of rock metal band Black Leaves Of Envy appealed for his support.

“That’s the story of Nirvana basically, young musicians starting off in a garage,” 17-year-old Adam Jones, lead guitarist and singer with the group said.

“It’s pretty surreal, we sent the letter off to ask for his support … We were all shocked when we got the reply.”

The band, all aged between 15 and 17, have been unable to play for months as they were threatened with steep fines if they broke a noise limit of 30-40 decibels.

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Black Leaves Of Envy. Pic: Facebook

This is similar to the level of a fridge humming.

In his letter, which was published on the Foo Fighters’ social media accounts, Grohl stressed the importance of allowing young musicians to practise and urged Cornwall Council to reconsider the rules.

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

“It has been brought to my attention that the band is having difficulty functioning within the current noise restrictions placed upon them by the Cornwall Council.”

Grohl recalled the importance of music of a creative outlet that helped him through “difficult years” growing up in Springfield, Virginia.

“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,” he wrote.

“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.”

A Cornwall Council spokesman previously told local media that “certain activities are not appropriate for the area in which they occur” but said it would work with all parties to resolve any issues.

“It’s amazing to have someone of with Grohl’s weight back us,” Adam said.

“We wrote our first EP in that garage and without having that rehearsal time and space we’d be nowhere.”

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