Dave Grohl is on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee
McCartney:"I said, 'Let me see what I can do. And I talked to Bruce and I talked to Dave Grohl, and they both said he should be in."— Future Rock Legends (@futurerocklgnds) March 25, 2015
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.
So now Dave Grohl gets credit for getting @JanesAddiction on the ballot. It also seems likely that he was involved in the Bad Brains nom too— Future Rock Legends (@futurerocklgnds) October 19, 2016
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.
Dave Grohl: "If anyone deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it’s Lemmy." Motörhead -- eligible since '02. http://bit.ly/6UErki— Future Rock Legends (@futurerocklgnds) January 6, 2010
The chances we will see artists like Motörhead, Minor Threat, Pixies or Fugazi on future ballots just went way up.