BY: JOEY REAMS
The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards have announced a new award, the U.S. Global Icon Award, with Foo Fighters being the first recipient. The award stemmed from the annual MTV Europe Music Award for Global Icon. Now, Dave Grohl and company have been awarded this new honor because their “unparalleled career and continued impact and influence has maintained a unique level of global success in music and beyond.” To celebrate, Foo Fighters will perform at this year’s VMAs ceremony at Barclays Center on Sept. 12. This year, the band is up for three other awards: Best Rock, Best Choreography, and Best Cinematography, all for their video for “Shame Shame” from Medicine at Midnight.