Would Dave Grohl ever want to replace Neil Peart in Rush?
With their drummer Neil Peart retired, Rush are, as guitarist Alex Lifeson says, "basically done." But what if Lifeson and bassist Geddy Lee offered Dave Grohl the job behind the kit? That's a question Rolling Stone poses to the Foo Fighters frontman in a new interview. In response, Grohl says, "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," Grohl explains. "I know the arrangements, but I'm like Meg White to Neil Peart." And that's not a slight on the White Stripes drummer, Grohl clarifies. "She's one of my favorite drummers!" he exclaims. "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." Speaking more about White, Grohl says, "She is one of those drummers that, if you hear 15 seconds of her recording, you'll know who it is and that to me has always been the gold standard." Elsewhere in the interview, Grohl talks about the late Tom Petty -- "I saw his last show, and and it was wonderful," he remembers -- and a potential sequel to the Foos HBO documentary series, Sonic Highways. "I still have the concept for the second season, so, someday," Grohl says.
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