Dave Grohl Is Now A God
Last Night in London, The Foo Fighters Dave Grohl dedicated his NME Godlike Genius Award to his late Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain.
The drummer was handed the award during the star-studded ceremony at the O2 Academy in London. Paul McCartney, Jack Black and his Them Crooked Vultures bandmates Josh Homme and John Paul Jones paid tribute in video messages.
After letting a standing ovation subside, Grohl joked, “You guys realize they gave this one to a drummer, right? This one’s for the drummers!”
He then recalled an incident when he once sneaked into the venue, previously called the Brixton Academy, with his Nirvana bandmates to watch the Pixies perform.
He finished his acceptance speech by dedicating his award to Cobain, who died in 1994.
Grohl told the crowd, “This one’s for Kurt.”
The Foo Fighters then took to the stage and launched into a full set, inviting The Who’s Roger Daltrey onstage to join them.
Grohl announced, “Oh, and by the way, they asked us to play tonight and we thought, ‘Yeah, ok sure’. And they said, ‘Why don’t you do four or five songs?’ and I said, ‘F**k that, why don’t we play for two f**kin’ hours!’ And I also said, ‘Why don’t we play a song with an actual godlike genius, Mr. Roger Daltrey?
So now Dave Grohl is a God! Look for the Foo Fighters to be out on tour this year in support their new album “Wasting Light“. Hear the first single Rope here.