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Dave Grohl has written a letter to Cornwall council about their noise controls

Dave Grohl has written to Cornwall council in support of local metal band Black Leaves of Envy, who have been prevented from practising in their garage owing to strict noise controls.

“Music is not only a healthy pastime, it is a wonderful, creative outlet for kids, and fosters a sense of community necessary to the emotional and social development of any child,” he explains.

“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.

“I believe that it is crucial that children have a place to explore their creativity and establish a sense of self through song. The preservation of such is paramount to the future of art and music.”

Read the full letter below.

The noise limit is just 30–40 decibels, which Grohl likens in his letter to “approximately the level of a dishwasher at 15 meters distance”.

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