Dave Grohl makes passionate plea to council on behalf of small garage band

A teenage metal band from Cornwall, UK, Black Leaves of Envy, were left ‘in tears‘ after an impassioned plea was written on their behalf by one of the biggest rock stars on the planet. 

Nirvana and Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl, who has recorded with almost every name in rock from Lemmy to Paul McCartney, heard about the plight of the band, who had been forbidden to practice in their home town, due to excessive noise restrictions.

According to Rolling Stone:

The Cornwall Council asked the band to take their sound levels way down to 30-40 decibels. The noise restriction is about the equivalent of the hum from a refrigerator or noise of a dishwasher and one of the teen’s fathers told Plymouth Herald that the group has not been able to practice in three months since it can’t feasibly rehearse at that low level. In the open letter posted on Foo Fighters’ website, Grohl addressed the Cornwall Council, explaining that “the band is having difficulty functioning within the current noise restrictions placed upon them.”

And here’s what Grohl wrote:


We are yet to hear of the results of the letter, but it certainly helps to further the common belief that Dave Grohl is one of the nicest rockers around.

Colin J McCracken
Colin J McCracken

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Colin J McCracken is an Irish editor and writer of both fiction and journalism. Coming from a background in education and film, his passions are split between the environmental and the entertaining. Constantly striving for a more sustainable existence and trying to balance it while simultaneously buying too many books.