Dave Grohl is a man of many hats: rock star, drum god, film director, and now a bona fide detective. While inducting prog-rock overlords Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night, Inspector Grohl pondered one of rock’s true mysteries: “When the fuck did Rush become cool?” The answer, dear Watson, is quite elementary: “Their legacy is that of a band that stayed true to themselves no matter how uncool they seemed to anyone. Rush have always been cool! Consider this mystery solved and it’s our honor to finally induct Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
After cracking the case, Grohl and Foo Fighters bandmate Taylor Hawkins donned their ’70s Rush kimonos (!) and performed “Overture”, off Rush’s seminal 2112 album. Further proving just how cool they are, the actual Rush then joined the duo for rousing versions of the equally-classic “Tom Sawyer” and “The Spirit of Radio”. The entire performance was not only a slice of prog goodness, but an unabashed moment of rock geekery for a truly deserving act. Watch the replay below.
Last night’s other inductees included Heart, Lou Adler, Donna Summer, Quincy Jones, Randy Newman, and blues legend Albert King. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air May 18th on HBO.