Who Is In Line To Replace Taylor Hawkins as Foo Fighters’ Drummer?
January 12, 2023 8:35AM EST
- The Foo Fighters will be returning to the stage in 2023, already announcing several festival dates for later this year. But who will be playing drums?
- Variety ran down a few possible candidates to fill in for the late Taylor Hawkins – starting with the list of drummers who took part in last year’s Hawkins tribute shows.
- Veteran drummer Josh Freese – who’s played with acts like Guns N’ Roses, A Perfect Circle, and Nine Inch Nails – is seen as the frontrunner.
- Rufus Taylor, drummer for The Darkness and son of Queen’s Roger Taylor, is another possibility.
- Other candidates include Taylor’s son Shane Hawkins or 12-year-old drum prodigy Nandi Bushnell. Or the Foos could recruit a celebrity like Travis Barker, Stewart Copeland, or even Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.
- And let’s not forget that frontman Dave Grohl is a legendary drummer in his own right.