Dave Grohl on Performing With Rush: 'Tonight Was One of the Most Special Nights of My Life'

artist: misc date: 04/22/2013 category: general music news
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Dave Grohl on Performing With Rush: 'Tonight Was One of the Most Special Nights of My Life'
Rush were the runaway stars at the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night. And one of the show's highlights found the trio onstage with Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, who performed the intro of "2112"'s classic "Overture" with the newly inducted band. Both Grohl and Hawkins even dressed in vintage Rush outfits Grohl as Alex Lifeson and Hawkins as Neil Peart complete with wigs. The third member of the temporary tribute band - the one dressed like Geddy Lee was Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, who's worked with both Rush and Foo Fighters in the past. Lately Dave Grohl reflected his performance with Rush, saying (via Rolling Stone): "Tonight was one of the most special nights of my life." Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, who also performed alongside Rush, said: "They are as advertised they are as down to earth and easy-going as any band. They deserve to be in the nice guy hall of fame as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame." Rush have also won their ninth Juno Award in their home nation of Canada, after 2012 record "Clockwork Angels" was named Rock Album of the Year. The annual Juno Awards ceremony is regarded as the "Canadian Grammys." The nominating panel, made up of members of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, first recognised Geddy Lee and co in 1975. Rush were also up for Group of the Year, but lost out to Marianas Trench. Legendary Heart were also inducted at this year's Hall of Fame ceremony. Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, who presented the band, paid tribute to Ann and Nancy Wilson, saying (via Classic Rock Magazine): "Before them, no one thought that rock stars could come from Seattle. Heart was important to us, not just as musicians, but as proof that Seattle could produce something beautiful and rocking." Nancy Wilson commented: "It's tremendously beautiful to be in this eagle's nest of tremendous music. Our music is about the enduring power of love. We came from an era where women normally did not rock and we weren't supposed to be leaders. These days women are ferocious leaders, from the boardrooms to the bedrooms." Also inducted were Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Albert King, Quincy Jones and producer/industry insider Lou Adler. You can watch Nick Raskulinecz and Foo Fighters' Grohl and Hawkins performing at the ceremony in the video below.
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