Foo Fighters Name New Drummer to Replace Taylor Hawkins

Foo Fighters Name New Drummer to Replace Taylor Hawkins
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Foo Fighters formally identify its new drummer to exchange Taylor Hawkins throughout a live-streamed occasion this weekend, ‘Making ready Music for Live shows.’

As many followers predicted, Foo Fighters revealed their new drummer throughout a live-streamed occasion on Sunday, “Making ready Music for Live shows.” And, as many followers anticipated, the band’s new drummer is session musician Josh Freese, who performed with the Foo Fighters for his or her Taylor Hawkins Tribute Live shows in London and Los Angeles final 12 months.

The band embarks on an enormous tour — their first with out Taylor Hawkins, the group’s drummer who died tragically final 12 months in Colombia — starting in New Hampshire on Might 24. Foo Fighters introduced late final 12 months their intentions to proceed as a band, however they’ve gone to nice lengths to maintain the id of their new drummer personal.

The group continued to play into the anticipation in the course of the starting of their live-stream, entitled “Foo Fighters: Making ready Music for Live shows,” that includes members of the band joking round of their rehearsal room. First, Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith knocks on the group’s door, adopted by Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee and Device’s Danny Carey — every with a line like, “Hey, I acquired the PF Changs!” and the group responding with issues like, “We’ll be proper there!”

Lastly, a voice shouts, “EXCUSE ME?!” The band members flip to have a look at Josh Freese — sitting behind a drumkit and off-camera as much as that time. Freese exclaims, “Can we play a music or one thing?!” earlier than the band launches into songs from their upcoming album, However Right here We Are, dropping on June 2.

Between songs, we’re handled to Freese and the opposite band members discussing the music and Freese’s historical past working with different bands. Whereas the band made the pre-recorded stream appear as if the standard behind-the-scenes band rehearsal fare, it’s apparent the group had enjoyable with it in the way in which followers have come to count on from the Dave Grohl-fronted outfit.

A longtime pal of the band, Freese is a veteran session performer who has labored with Weapons N’ Roses, A Excellent Circle, Puddle of Mudd, 9 Inch Nails, Paramore, The Replacements, Weezer, Sting, and the Vandals — and numerous extra throughout pop, rock, and nation.

Foo Fighters’ tour begins Might 24 on the Financial institution of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NH.


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