Dave Grohl knows who should induct Foo Fighters to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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12 Feb 2021, 18:13

Talk about a big decision! What an honour that would be.

Foo Fighters were recently announced as one of the 16 nominees for the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction, and frontman Dave Grohl already knows who he wants to induct them if they win.

Other nominees include the likes of Iron Maiden and Rage Against The Machine.

Guitarist Pat Smear says his vote is for Dave Grohl​’s mother Virginia, but Grohl says he’d like former Police drummer Stewart Copeland to do it for them if they're chosen.

Appearing on The Howard Stern Show, Grohl explains where the choice comes from.

He says it's to do with when he was writing and recording Foos’ debut self-titled album. That's more than twenty-five years ago!

“This band started with this demo tape that I did ages ago…” he recalls. ​“I went to the studio for five days, I played all the instruments, I recorded 13 or 14 songs just for fun, I made cassettes. And I called it Foo Fighters because I didn’t really want everyone to know it was me."

"One of the reasons why I did that is because when I was young, someone gave me a record by an artist named Klark Kent"

 ​“It was this kinda weird, like, fringe thing – ​‘Klark Kent? Who’s Klark Kent?’ It sounded a lot like The Police… because it was actually Stewart Copeland. The drummer of The Police made this record under the name Klark Kent; he didn’t put his name on the record… You were like, ​‘Wow, who’s Klark Kent? This is kinda rad.’ And then someone’s like, ‘() That’s Stewart Copeland.’"

He also praises Copeland's public speaking, saying he “can make a f****** speech – the guy can talk”.

Grohl was previously inducted into the hall of fame back in 2014 with Nirvana. 

The band released their 10th studio album, Medicine At Midnight.