If Asked, Dave Grohl Says He Would Never Replace Neil Peart

July 2, 2018

As more classic rock artists start feeling the effects of old age befalling them, it's disheartening to know that one day, we will have officially reached the end of an era. With artists like Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, The Who, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, etc. all in their '70s, it's only a matter of time before retirement starts calling them.

That same sentiment is shared by Dave Grohl, who has had the joy of performing with literally every iconic rock god on the planet. And although he'll be approaching the age of 50 in 2019, he is happy to see the multitude of generations, from little kids to grandparents in their '70s, attending the Foo Fighters' shows. 

Neil Peart of Rush is another example of a top musical figure that has finally chosen to retire. But when asked if Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson hypothetically requested that he drum for them, Grohl would respectfully decline. Even after drumming for Nirvana, Grohl believes that even though he knows Rush's arrangements, he is still lightyears behind matching Peart's skill.