Foo Fighters Announce New Drummer Following Taylor Hawkins’ Dying

The Foo Fighters introduced the title of the person taking the throne as their new drummer Sunday: Josh Freese.

The fifty-year-old longtime touring and recording artist drummer has been enjoying professionally because the age of 12, in line with Final Traditional Rock. The appointment fills the void of the band’s authentic drummer, Taylor Hawkins, who died unexpectedly again in March of 2022 in Colombia whereas the band was within the midst of a world tour.

The information was launched to the general public throughout a Sunday reside efficiency livestream occasion showcased by way of

INDIO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 23: Josh Freese performs with 100 Gecs on the Sahara stage throughout the 2022 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Competition on April 23, 2022 in Indio, California. (Picture by Theo Wargo/Getty Photographs for Coachella)

Members of the band famous how different massive title drummers additionally auditioned for the function, together with Chad Smith of the Crimson Scorching Chili Peppers, in addition to Tommy Lee from Mötley Crüe, to call a pair. These achieved drummers evidently didn’t make the reduce.   (RELATED: Rockstar Drummer Jim Gordon Who Was Jailed For Life For Killing His Mom Lifeless At 77)

Freese has additionally performed the percussion instrument with in style music and rock n’ roll heavyweights akin to Weapons N’ Roses, Weezer, 9 Inch Nails and Devo, to call a couple of.

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 31: Josh Freese of Devo performs in live performance on the Greek Theater on October 31, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Picture by Karl Walter/Getty Photographs)

He first began working towards drums at a younger age by enjoying alongside to songs by Van Halen, the Police and Queen, finally taking classes. Moreover assuming a childhood paper route, Freese stated being a professional drummer is the one job he has ever had.

A member of the group from its 1995 inception, Hawkins had performed with the band for 25 years straight earlier than passing away on the age of fifty, steadily touring with the group on high of being featured on all eight of their albums. On the time of his loss of life, Hawkins reportedly had “10 psychoactive substances and medicines, together with marijuana, opioids, tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines,” within the drummer’s system, in line with Remedy Journal. (RELATED: Bachman-Turner Overdrive Co-Founder Tim Bachman Lifeless)

SANTIAGO, CHILE – MARCH 20: Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters carry out throughout day three of Lollapalooza Chile 2022 at Parque Bicentenario Cerrillos on March 20, 2022 in Santiago, Chile. (Picture by Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Photographs)

With their up to date line-up, the well-known rock outfit are anticipated to tour all through 2023.

Foo Fighters founding member and front-man Dave Grohl first discovered fame behind the drum equipment as a heavy hitter for the 90’s grunge sensation Nirvana — a place which introduced him worldwide stardom that ended abruptly after the band’s founding-member, major songwriter and guitarist, Kurt Cobain, took his personal life by means of a shotgun wound to the top at his Seattle dwelling. The band abruptly disbanded after Cobain’s 1994 loss of life. (RELATED: Legendary Rocker David Crosby Referred to as Estranged Former Bandmate Graham Nash To ‘Apologize’ Simply Earlier than Passing Away)

After that, Grohl took to songwriting in addition to the six-string and went on
to kind the Foo Fighters, which boasted immediate success from the outset of their debut self titled album launched however a 12 months later. Some hit songs launched by the band all through the years embody, “All My Life,” “Everlong,” “My Hero,” “Better of You,” “Monkey Wrench.”