Is The Police drummer Stewart Copeland inducting Foo Fighters in the Rock Hall of Fame?

Dave Grohl makes a compelling argument
Dave Grohl and Stewart Copeland
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Nothing’s a sure thing, but it’d be a major surprise if the Foo Fighters weren’t inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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The Foo Fighters are one of sixteen artists to receive nominations to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. If they end up getting the call to join the Rock Hall, Dave Grohl already has thought of the artist he wants to induct the band.

Speaking with Howard Stern, Grohl explained why he wants Stewart Copeland from The Police to induct the band. Dave mentioned that he started the Foo Fighters by making a demo tape where he recorded himself playing every single instrument. He chose the name Foo Fighters because he wanted to keep a sense of anonymity.

"One of the reasons why I did that is because when I was young, someone gave me a record by an artist named Klark Kent,” Grohl recalled.

“It was this kinda weird, like, fringe thing — 'Klark Kent? Who's Klark Kent?' It sounded a lot like The Police … because it was actually Stewart Copeland. The drummer of The Police made this record under the name Klark Kent; he didn't put his name on the record. You were like, 'Wow, who's Klark Kent? This is kinda rad.' And then someone's like, [whispers] 'That's Stewart Copeland.'"

While the Foo Fighters have yet to have an official discussion about it, Dave said Copeland “would be a great guy to induct the band.”

“If you’ve ever hung out with Stewart Copeland, like, he can make a f***ing speech. The guy can talk.”

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2021 will be announced in May.

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