June 9, 2023

The Foo Fighters have a brand new drummer, and the best way they revealed who it’s was fairly humorous.

With an absence left by their drummer Taylor Hawkins’ tragic loss of life in 2022, the band revealed the information on Sunday in the beginning of a livestream occasion. Josh Freese, an completed rock veteran identified for his work with bands like Devo, Weapons N’ Roses, 9 Inch Nails, Weezer, Paramore, the Replacements, Sting, and the Vandals, will be a part of the Foo Fighters on tour this summer time (and perhaps longer).

The livestream first teased viewers with humorous cameos from three legendary rock drummers—Chad Smith of Pink Scorching Chili Peppers, Tommy Lee from Motley Crue, and Danny Carey of Device. However, in the end, the digital camera pans to Freese, who’s already seated on the drum equipment, Taylor’s equipment, ready to play, “Um…excuse me! Can we play a track or one thing?”

Then, collectively, they performed a observe from However Right here We Are, their new album dropping June 2.


However not solely is Freese a deeply skilled and wide-ranging musician who is aware of the band and its music, his presence solves most of the challenges that anybody getting into Hawkins’ function would possibly face: He’s famend as one of many prime session drummers within the enterprise so he is well-known to musicians, and the truth that he is much less acquainted to the general public is definitely a plus, so there would not be any associations from earlier bands (regardless that he is performed with dozens). As his lengthy resume reveals, he can play in nearly any type — and at 50, he is of the identical era as many of the different bandmembers. It is usually unclear whether or not he’s now a everlasting member of the band or appearing in a type of long-term freelance function; contacted by Selection on Sunday, a rep for the band declined remark.


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