Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was part of last year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles, honoring Rush along with bandmate Dave Grohl.
But Hawkins is sitting out tonight's (April 10) ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, where fellow Foos Grohl and Pat Smear are being inducted as part of Nirvana. Hawkins -- whose side band The Birds of Satan releases its first album on April 15 -- tells us that no offense is intended; he just doesn't feel he belongs there:
"That's not my band. I was a kid -- not that much of a kid -- but, no, I'm not part of that, nor do a care to be. That's gonna be kind of awesome and interesting, y'know? I loved the one we did with Rush, and we did it with Queen a long time ago...It was awesome but, no, that's their thing. That's Dave and Pat, to a certain degree, and obviously Krist (Novoselic), so I'll just be congratulating them over the TV."
Grohl and Novoselic appeared Wednesday (April 9) on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," and it's rumored that the surviving Nirvana members will be joined by Joan Jett for a performance during tonight's ceremony.
Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love plans to attend as well, along with the couple's daughter Frances Bean. Also being inducted tonight are KISS, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, the late Beatles manager Brian Epstein and original Rolling Stones manager-producer Andrew Loog Oldham. The ceremony will be filmed by HBO for broadcast in May.