Foo Fighters are among the music stars included in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame for 2021.
Dave Grohl and co are included alongside Tina Turner and Jay-Z in the Hall Of Fame for 2021. Randy Rhoads, Billy Preston and LL Cool J will also receive the Musical Excellence Award.
Charley Patton, Kraftwerk and Gil Scott-Heron will also be awarded the Early Influence Award.
This ceremony will be held at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse arena in Cleveland, Ohio on October 30. The 2021 Hall Of Fame was decided by a voting body of 1,000 artists, figures in the music industry and historians. There was also a fan vote of the Rock Hall Of Fame website.
Last year’s event took place virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Nine Inch Nails, Notorious B.I.G, Depeche Mode and Whitney Houstan were included in that ceremony for 2020.
Reacting to the news, Foo Fighters tweeted, “Holy s**t! The guitar player from The Germs is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!!!”.
The band also teamed up with Brian Johnson to cover AC/DC’s “Back In Black” last week. More on that here.
Hall Of Fame inclusions: “Our most diverse class in history”
The awards ceremony chairman John Sykes called this the “most diverse class in the history of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame”.
“It really represents the Hall’s ongoing commitment to honour the artists that have created not only rock and roll, but the sound of youth culture”, added Sykes.
Speaking on the inclusion of Grohl, Tina Turner and Carole King into the Hall Of Fame earlier this year, Sykes said “It’s very difficult to get inducted twice and we have three this year”.
“It’s also a rare year where three of the six inductees are women: Tina, Carole and the Go-Gos”, he added.
“It just shows the continued power and relevance and recognition of women in music”.
Holy shit! The guitar player from The Germs is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!!! pic.twitter.com/HgHrD9HtWP
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) May 12, 2021