The Foo Fighters introduced Josh Freese can be their new drummer in the course of the band’s Making ready Music for Concert events livestream occasion on Sunday. The information follows the sudden and sudden dying of longtime drummer Taylor Hawkins in March 2022.
Main as much as the introduction of Freese in the course of the intimate present, offered in black and white, three different well-known drummers playfully entered the room, teasing that possibly they’d be the one to comply with in Hawkins’ footsteps.
Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee, Purple Sizzling Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and Instrument’s Danny Carey quipped issues like, “Hey, I bought the P.F. Changs,” “There’s a white Mercedes blocking my automobile” and “I groomed your poodles for you,” earlier than a voice off-camera shouted “Um… excuse me?! Can we play a track or two or one thing?”
When the digicam reduce to Freese behind the drumkit, the band kicked off the livestream with songs from their new album However Right here We Are, which drops June 2. Freese beforehand labored with acts like Weapons N’ Roses, A Good Circle, Paramore and 9 Inch Nails.
The group final carried out collectively as a band throughout a pair of tribute live shows that occurred in London and Inglewood, California, to honor Hawkins’ reminiscence. The live shows additionally featured performances from Freese, Travis Barker, Kesha, Mark Ronson, John Paul Jones and Liam Gallagher, in addition to particular appearances by Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock.
The Foo Fighters are set to renew touring on Might 24 in New Hampshire, after asserting that they’d continue on as a band following Hawkins’ dying in March 2022, citing it as “essentially the most troublesome and tragic 12 months our band has ever recognized.”
“Foo Fighters had been shaped 27 years in the past to symbolize the therapeutic energy of music and a continuation of life,” the group wrote partially in a press release shared on social media. “With out Taylor, we by no means would have turn out to be the band that we had been — and with out Taylor, we all know that we’re going to be a unique band going ahead.”
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