Dave Grohl Isn't Good Enough To Replace Neil Peart In Rush

July 2, 2018

Neil Peart's desire to give up touring a few years ago means that there's an empty drum stool in Rush. But don't at Dave Grohl to be filling it. In a new interview, he admitted that he's not good enough for the job.

When Rolling Stone asked, hypothetically, what he would do if Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson called on him to replace Peart, Grohl responded, "I would say, 'I’m not physically or musically capable, but thanks for the offer.' Neil Peart, that’s a whole other animal, another species of drummer. I know the arrangements, but I’m like Meg White to Neil Peart. And she’s one of my favorite drummers! She’s my daughter’s favorite drummer, too. My daughter plays drums to two types of music: White Stripes and AC/DC. I’m like, 'That’s exactly what you need to be doing.'”

Dave Grohl's connection to Rush came about 5 years ago, when he and Foos' drummer Taylor Hawkins performed with them at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. They joined Rush onstage, with Dave Grohl on guitar, for the last minute of 2112's "Overture," wearing outfits and wigs that aped Rush's 1976 look. Grohl also gave the speechenshrining them in the Hall.