Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins Induct Rush Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
It was no secret that big-time Rush fanboy Dave Grohl would officially welcome the Canadian prog-rock trio into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during last night’s (April 18) induction ceremony in Los Angeles, but nobody could’ve expected Grohl, his Foo bandmate Taylor Hawkins and Foo Fighters/Rush producer Nick Raskulinecz to hit the stage in white robes and wigs to cover the Rush classic ’2112 Overture’ in honor of the band.
Following that performance, Rush themselves showed up to join the trio on ‘Tom Sawyer’ and ‘The Spirit Of Radio,’ to the thorough enjoyment of the many Rush fans on hand. And there were many: Rush t-shirts outnumbering those of any of their fellow inductees in the audience “by at least ten to one,” according to radio.com.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Before any performances, Grohl and Hawkins delivered Rush’s official induction speech. “Their legacy is that of a band that stayed true to themselves no matter how uncool they may have seemed to anyone,” Grohl declared at one point. “Rush are a band that indeed have balls! It is our honor to finally induct Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
And with that, the three members of Rush stepped to the podium, each expressing thanks in their own way. Check out some extremely poor, fan-shot footage of Rush’s induction, followed by the performances, below. And don’t worry, some professionally shot video from the big night will surely be airing on VH1 very, very soon.
Watch Grohl and Taylor Induct Rush
Watch Members of the Foo Fighters Perform Rush’s ’2112 Overture’