It’s been a big year for the Foo Fighters. We can go into it ad nauseam, but we will spare you. At this year’s edition of the MTV Video Music Awards, Dave Grohl and Co. were honored with the Global Icon Award.
According to the award’s description, “It celebrates an artist / band whose unparalleled career and continued influence and influence have maintained a unique level of global success in music and beyond. The VMAs will honor the global icon who has indelibly shaped and continues to influence, inspire and develop the music landscape. ”The award is typically presented at the MTV EMAs, this being the first time at the VMAs. Previous recipients include Queen, Whitney Houston, Eminem, Green Day, and U2, among others.
Billie Eilish introduced the band and said, “They put their hearts into every single song and keep it on stage every time” and “They are officially global icons”.
In his acceptance speech, Grohl thanked the people from “MTV Past and Present” and said “I’ll see you in 26 years”.
Before that, the Foos performed a medley of “Learning to Fly”, “Shame Shame” and “Everlong”.
Watch this below.
At the beginning of the year the Foo Fighters released their 10th studio album, Medicine at midnight, and 11th as Dee Gees, which was essentially a Bee Gees cover album, along with some new songs that were listed on the B-side. They also opened Madison Square Garden, headlined festivals, rocked Guns N ‘Roses and appeared at a show in Los Angeles in August with 11-year-old phenomenon Nandi Bushell.