This is how you do an induction speech… Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins inducted Rush into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last month and their speech, which was the highlight of the evening, was hilarious, profane, and genuine all at the same time.
After lots and lots of lobbying by the power trio’s fans, Rush finally made it into the Rock Hall and no one was more surprised (or delighted) by Grohl and Hawkins, who recall their first exposure to the group as young boys. They basically geek out and let their fan boy selves run wild.
In this clip exclusive to Hitfix, watch Grohl and Hawkins totally bust on Rush, while they manage to praise them as well.
The R&R Hall of Fame ceremony was taped April 18 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
The 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame airs May 18 on HBO. In addition to Rush, the other inductees are Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Lou Adler and Quincy Jones. A 24-hour marathon will start immediately on HBO Signature.