By Brian Ives
By now, you might have thought that Dave Grohl would have hosted Saturday Night Live. After all, his appearances on the show number well into the double digits: he’s performed as a member of Nirvana and (on multiple occasions) the Foo Fighters; as well as with Them Crooked Vultures, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and in Paul McCartney‘s backing band. And during that time, he’s appeared in a bunch of skits. And as anyone who’s seen the Foo Fighters in concert, any number of their videos, or caught Grohl’s turn as Satan in Tenacious D’s “Tribute” video or The Pick of Destiny knows that the guy is pretty funny.
But, as it turns out, he’s never hosted SNL. That may change soon, though, thanks to an online petition, which reads, “This as [sic] a petition to generate awareness to Lorne Michaels and the executives at NBC and Saturday Night Live so they know that the fans (Grohlies) want Dave Grohl to host SNL with musical guest (Foo Fighters).
There have been may musicians who have hosted SNL over the years, however Dave Grohl is the only one to appear on the show over 12 times and frequent in sketches, but never host!”
Apparently Grohl himself is interested; the petition is accompanied by a photo of the Foo Fighter holding a sign that says “Lorne, I wanna host Saturday Night Live!”
And by the way, we’d never heard the “Grohlies” thing either.