Dave Grohl discusses Foo Fighters’ inclusion in the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
Following yesterday’s announcement of all the 2021 inductees – Foos, plus Tina Turner, Carole King, The Go-Go’s, Jay‑Z and Todd Rundgren, as well as Kraftwerk, Charley Patton and Gil Scott-Heron for the Early Influence Award, LL Cool J, Billy Preston and Randy Rhoads for the Musical Excellence Award, and Clarence Avant for the Ahmet Ertegun Award – the frontman told Rolling Stone that he was happy for his bandmates, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Taylor Hawkins and Rami Jaffee, above anything else.
“I just recently realised it’s been half my life since I’ve been in this band,” Dave reflected. “I feel, in a way, that I’ve almost neglected how much we’ve done in the past 25 years. I think because I’m always working in a forward motion, I don’t spend too much time sitting down and looking back at what we’ve done or reflecting on our past achievements. I just kind of look forward to the next thing. So today has been a bit more reflective than before.”
Discussing his fellow inductees, Dave also praised the diversity of the artists. “Tina Turner, obviously, deserves everything that she’s been awarded with,” he said. “And Carole King is a big one, and the Go-Go’s. To see so many women inducted this year is impressive and encouraging.”
John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, also echoed a similar sentiment when the list was announced: “This diverse class of talented Inductees reflects the Rock Hall’s ongoing commitment to honour artists whose music created the sound of youth culture. It will make for an unforgettable live celebration of music in October at this year’s Induction Ceremony in Cleveland.”
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