Foo Fighters will be eligible for nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021, with the nominating officials meeting in January. Dave Grohl is part of the committee, so the band should be a shoe in for induction in 2021, with Nirvana being inducted in 2014.
Tom Morello also has a say in who is inducted, but unfortunately he hasn’t been able to help his own band Rage Against The Machine get in.
Another Grunge era band eligible for the first time in 2021 is Bush, fronted by Gavin Rossdale, but they seem unlikely to get nominated for a long time with critics frequently calling them derivative of other 90’s alternative rock bands. Artists with their first album released in 1996 are not eligible despite speculation.
Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails will be inducted in November, after their class of 2020 inductees were originally set to be inducted in April. Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, The Notorious BIG, T. Rex, and The Doobie Brothers will also be inducted.
Foo Fighters had big plans to celebrate their 25th anniversary, with a new album and a tour recreating their first ‘van tour’ being set for spring and summer 2020. The pandemic forced the Foos to postpone their plans, so hopefully the world is open back up in 2021 so they can tour to celebrate their likely Rock Hall of Fame induction. Foo Fighters just confirmed an Unplugged performance.