22.05.2023 / 13:01
Foo Fighters announce new drummer after Taylor Hawkins’ death
death of drummer Taylor Hawkins in 2022.The band revealed in a livestream event that Josh Freese, 50, will be joining members Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee behind the drum set for their upcoming tour.In Sunday’s “Foo Fighters: Preparing Music for Concerts,” the Grammy-winning rock band showed a skit where they teased iconic drummers interrupting a session at Studio 606, including Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee and Tool’s Danny Carey.Smith came in complaining of a Mercedes blocking him, Lee arrived at the studio with takeout from P.F. Chang’s, and Carey came in to tell the band that he got their poodles groomed for them — but ultimately, the skit cuts to Freese.“Um, excuse me! Guys can we just, like, I don’t know, play a song or two, something?” an annoyed Freese says in the bit, revealing him as the drummer before rehearsing “All My Life.”It’s unclear if Freese will become a permanent member of Foo Fighters or is simply filling in as the band launches their tour.Foo Fighters officially have a new drummer !! Welcome Josh Freese !! pic.twitter.com/gcXGMGCV0HIf he were to become a permanent member, he would be the band’s third drummer — not including Grohl — succeeding Hawkins and William Goldsmith, who played on 1997’s “The Colour and Shape.”Hawkins died unexpectedly at age 50 on March 25, 2022, while on tour in Colombia.