This past December, Rush were named one of six inductees into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s Class Of 2013 after years of getting snubbed. And yesterday, it was confirmed that the Canadian prog legends will be inducted by…Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters.
Grohl and Hawkins will be inducting Rush into the Hall Of Fame during a ceremony taking place on April 18 at the Nokia Theater in L.A. The event will then air on May 18 via HBO. While it’s safe to assume that Rush will be performing at induction ceremony, it also wouldn’t surprise us if the two Foos play a song with them. Tickets for the event go on sale to the general public at 10am PT on February 1 (while Rush and Heart’s fan club members will have access to a pre-sale).
While Grohl constantly proves there’s little he can do wrong (just ask Ghost), this announcement does beg many to ask: if Green Day were a weak choice to induct Guns N’ Roses, then are Foo Fighters the perfect choice to induct Rush? Well sure, maybe there are other musicians or bands with more “prog” cred that would’ve been a better pick to induct Rush. And hell, Grohl and Hawkins are certainly safe picks for the Hall Of Fame. Still, both Grohl and Hawkins have been vocal about Rush’s influence on them and rock in general. And in case you’re still uneasy about this, watch fan filmed footage of Hawkins performing “YYZ” with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson during Foo Fighters’ show in Toronto back in 2008 after the jump.