Foo Fighters reveal Taylor Hawkins' successor on drums

Dave Grohl and his fellow Foo Fighters have a brand new bandmate. 

The Foo Fighters have revealed their new drummer following Taylor Hawkins’ demise: Josh Freese, who was launched throughout a reside stream on Sunday. The band performed a sketch that dragged out the announcement by having numerous drummers make transient appearances earlier than Freese is revealed to already be sitting on the drums, and he asks, “Guys, can we identical to, I do not know, play a music or two?” 

Freese has carried out with bands like 9 Inch Nails and Weapons N’ Roses, and he additionally carried out through the Foo Fighters’ memorial live shows for Hawkins final 12 months. He mirrored on Instagram on the time that he wished to make use of the “actual arrange” as Hawkins.

“Taylor and I each grew up in Orange County … 30 minutes away from each other however each time we have been in a gaggle stuffed with musicians (normally far-off from house someplace) we would joke that we have been the one 2 guys from O.C. within the room,” Freese wrote. “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 data and touring’ when he was a teen.” 

Hawkins died in March 2022 at age 50, and the band had been scheduled to play simply hours later. After performing tribute live shows for him in September, the Foo Fighters are about to go on tour for the primary time since his demise with plans to drop a brand new album, “However Right here We Are,” on June 2. 

“With out Taylor, we by no means would have turn into the band that we have been — and with out Taylor, we all know that we will be a unique band going ahead,” the Foo Fighters said last year. “We additionally know that you simply, the followers, meant as a lot to Taylor as he meant to you. And we all know that once we see you once more — and we are going to quickly — he’ll be there in spirit with all of us each night time.”