Josh Freese -Foo Fighters’ New Drummer

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Rock band, Foo Fighters announce a new drummer,Josh Freese after the death of their longtime friend and drummer, Taylor Hawkins

The band introduced Josh during the “Foo Fighters: Preparing Music for Concerts” livestream event that previewed their 11th studio album, “But Here We Are,” on Sunday.

Freese has played with Nine Inch Nails, The Offspring, Sting and Weezer, among many others. He also played for the Foo Fighters during a London tribute show for Hawkins in 2022, even playing on the late drummer’s very own drum kit saying “I want THAT energy to be up on THAT stage.”

Foo Fighters
From left Taylor Hawkins,Nate Mendel,Pat Smear,Dave Grohl,Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee

Freese also reflected on his relationship with Hawkins, saying they bonded over how they about “were the only 2 guys from (Orange County) in the room.”Hawkins died while on tour in Columbia in March 2022. He was 50 years old.

Foo Fighters announced in April that they plan to release a new album “But Here We Are” in June 2. They kick off their summer tour on May 24 in New Hampshire.


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