Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins to Induct Rush Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
This is a big year for Rush, who will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this April after more than a decade of being turned down for the honor. And who will be on hand to deliver the induction speech for the legendary Canadian prog-rockers? None other than “self-professed Rush superfans” Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
“It’s got to be a dream come true for them. The Foo Fighters would have grown up listening to Rush on ’70s radio,” said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President and CEO Greg Harris. “You can tell that they have a real sense of rock ‘n’ roll history. You don’t get the staying power they’ve had without it.”
The Rock Hall is, of course, in Cleveland, but the 2013 Rock Hall inductions will take place on April 18 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and be broadcast May 18 on HBO. Other artists set to appear include pop stars Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson, who will perform in honor of inductee Donna Summer; Don Henley, who will induct Randy Newman; and John Mayer and Gary Clark Jr., who will take the stage in tribute to Albert King, with Mayer also giving King’s induction speech. Inductors for Public Enemy and Heart will be announced at a later date.