Dear God, it finally happened – MTV actually featured some rock bands during this year’s Video Music Awards. Metal, not so much – but at least some rock got on. I guess Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker are partially to thank for bringing rock back into the mainstream conversation, but I also feel like artists like Olivia Rodrigo have helped as well.
Thus, MTV decided to award its first ever “Global Icon” award to the legendary Foo Fighters. The band celebrated by playing a medley of hits including “Learn to Fly,” “Shame, Shame” and “Everlong.” Drummer Taylor Hawkins’ drum kit had “RIP Charlie” written on it, in tribute to Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.
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