Dave Grohl is on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee

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Dave Grohl has a long history with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In addition being inducted as a member of Nirvana in 2014, he has given induction speeches for Queen in 2001 and Rush in 2013. At the 2015 induction ceremony, he performed with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and with Ringo Starr during the all-star jam. Grohl was instrumental in getting Ringo inducted that year in the Musical Excellence category, despite not formally being on the Nominating Committee.

Soon after the 2017 Rock Hall ballot was announced, Perry Ferrell revealed that Grohl told him he was responsible for getting Jane’s Addiction nominated. That led us to speculate that the Bad Brains nomination had Grohl’s fingerprints all over it as well.

Yesterday, Rolling Stone published a story about Bad Brains where H.R. confirmed that it was indeed Grohl that pushed their case.

As with other newly added Nominating Committee members such as Tom Morello and Questlove, Grohl was immediately successful in getting his picks directly on to the ballot (Nominating Committee members supposedly put forward two names each). Fresh voices seem to carry a lot of weight with the Committee, so Grohl may be most successful early in his tenure. With his experience on the Sonic Highways documentary series, he’s sure to have a long list of artists he wants to join him in the Hall of Fame.

The chances we will see artists like Motörhead, Minor Threat, Pixies or Fugazi on future ballots just went way up.

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