Foo Fighters Announce New Drummer Josh Freese as Taylor Hawkins' Successor

Foo Fighters have introduced Josh Freese as their new drummer. Freese, who most lately performed with the Offspring, will be part of the band because the successor to its late percussionist, Taylor Hawkins, who died final 12 months.

The band made the announcement throughout a livestream, titled “Foo Fighters: Getting ready Music for Live shows,” which included a studio session file from 606 Studios on Sunday. Throughout the occasion, Foo Fighters started with a comedic skit a couple of famed drummer becoming a member of their roster. Purple Sizzling Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith stormed into the studio to complain about parking outdoors; Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee arrived with takeout, and Device’s Danny Carey entered the scene with a posse of puppies earlier than Freese lastly appeared, prepared to start rehearsals.

Freese will turn into the third drummer to play for Foo Fighters. Previous to Hawkins’ legacy-defining stint, William Goldsmith carried out because the band’s percussionist on its 1997 file, The Color and Form. Freese boasts a formidable resume, having contributed to albums for M83, 100 gecs, Lana Del Rey, Rob Zombie, Bruce Springsteen, A Good Circle, Sting and extra. He additionally toured with Danny Elfman and was beforehand part of Weapons N’ Roses, 9 Inch Nails, the Vandals, Weezer, and Elegant With Rome.

Hawkins died at 50, whereas the band was on tour final 12 months. Foo Fighters canceled their upcoming slate of exhibits, and so they later returned to the stage for 2 Hawkins tribute exhibits on the finish of final 12 months, throughout which Freese carried out for the band. On Instagram, Freese detailed his request to play on Hawkins’ drums for these exhibits.

“With out hesitation I stated ‘Taylor’s drums have to be up there and I wish to play on his actual arrange,’” he wrote. “I need THAT power to be up on THAT stage. I wish to sweat everywhere in the similar drums he was sweating throughout each night time…don’t change a factor.”

He added, “Taylor and I each grew up in Orange County…We all the time had that humorous little bond and he’d all the time remind me that he was uninterested in listening to about ‘that different younger man from OC who was already making information and touring’ when he was a young person. I’d then ask him if he wished to commerce financial institution accounts with me, LOL! F*ck man, the entire thing sucks. He would’ve liked that present greater than anybody although.”

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