Ahead of Dave Grohl’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Foo Fighters singer has been sharing memories of the event — including on one occasion when he got high with Joan Jett and Miley Cyrus.
This year’s event takes place on October 30th in Cleveland, and this year’s inductees include Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, The Go Go’s, Tina Turner, Carole King, and Todd Rundgren. Artists can only become eligible for a nomination into the most exclusive club in rock ‘n’ roll 25 years after releasing their first recording.
It’s the second time that Grohl, Tina Turner, and Carole King have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Grohl entered with Nirvana in 2014. Meanwhile, King was inducted alongside Gerry Goffin in 1990 and Tina in 1991 for her work as half of the duo, Ike & Tina Turner.
Speaking about his memories of the event, Grohl looked back to 2015 and recalled to Rolling Stone: “I just remember being there and going upstairs… the ceremonies can be painfully long. Fortunately, Joan Jett’s performance was at the top of the show. We performed and after a few hours, I went up to the dressing room to drink and wound up smoking a joint with Joan and Miley Cyrus.
“I came back downstairs… and I rarely smoke weed,” Grohl added. “I remember looking over, staring at Jerry Lee Lewis and just being… I don’t even have the words to describe it. I was tripping fuckin’ balls.”
When it finally got round to being Grohl’s time to shine on stage, he’d rather have been anywhere in the world but there. However, he couldn’t get out of his obligations and ended up hiding behind Stevie Wonder, of all people.
“At the end of the show, Ringo got an award,” Grohl said. “A producer was running around looking for me to sing the finale of With A Little Help From My Friends. He ran up to me and was like, ‘Dave! Dave! You’ve gotta be onstage in the next two minutes! We’re doing the big finale’ I couldn’t imagine being onstage. I walked out there so high that I hid behind Stevie Wonder.”
“I mean, it was a lot to take in,” he added. “I won’t be doing that this year, that’s for goddamn sure.”
Check out the performance from 2015 below, and see if you can spot him hiding behind Stevie Wonder.