Hennemusic report Seattle rock band, Foo Fighters are set to be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Paul McCartney. The Beatles legend bares the role of calling upon his acquaintance, Dave Grohl, for the 36th annual induction event taking place on October 30th.
According to the Everlong singer, Grohl and McCartney have gone on to become friends since meeting in 2002. Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, Dave shared a story about the time Paul and his wife Nancy visited his home while in Los Angeles.
“We have wine and pizza, and we were hanging out, and it was time for Paul to go,” Grohl recalls. “Paul and Nancy were leaving and there was a piano in the corner of the room, and he just can’t help himself. So, he sits down at the piano and starts playing ‘Lady Madonna’… In my f****** house! My mind is blown, I can’t believe this is happening. This is like the most crazy, full-circle moment of my entire life.
“My daughter Harper, who I think was five at the time, is watching Paul McCartney on the piano and she goes to the kitchen and gets a coffee cup, puts some change in it and puts it on top of the piano like it’s a tip jar. She’d never taken a lesson to play any instrument at that point and she sat down and watched his hands. They sat together, and he was showing her what to play, and they wrote a song together. I woke up the next morning and heard Harper playing the song they’d written the night before.”
McCartney met Grohl again at the 12-12-12 benefit concert in New York City, 2012, where he performed Give Me Some Slack with the surviving Nirvana members. The track was performed days later, during an appearance on Saturday Night Live, before released as a studio version and included on the soundtrack to Grohl’s 2013 documentary, Sound City.
As well as Paul McCartney, the Rock Hall has announced Angela Bassett, Taylor Swift, Drew Barrymore, and Lionel Richie as welcomers. They will call down stars like Tina Turner, Carole King, The Go-Go’s, and Clarence Avant, respectively, for the Ahmet Ertegun Award.