Rush's Neil Peart Made Dave Grohl Cry

04/24/2013
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(Classic Rock) Rush drummer Neil Peart made Dave Grohl cry because he made the Foo Fighters mainman a cup of coffee. Grohl and bandmate Taylor Hawkins inducted the Canadian giants into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last week, and it was an emotional experience.

Grohl tells Rolling Stone: "It's terrifying to play your favourite band's song in front of your favourite band. It's one thing to sit in the basement and woodshed 2112 it's another to stand in front of Rush in a f**king kimono and a wig, and try to use a wah-wah pedal in your platform shoes."

Grohl was inspired to become a drummer after hearing the 1976 album so meeting Peart at rehearsals was a big moment in his life. He explains: "This man was as influential as any religion, or any hero. He said: 'So nice to meet you. Can I make you a coffee?' And he made me a coffee.

"Later on that night, I went to dinner and had a couple of glasses of wine. And I started f**king crying, because my hero made me a cup of coffee."

Dave himself will be eligible for the Rock Hall next year. Read what he had to say about that here.

Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission.

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