Foo Fighters Introduces New Drummer Josh Freese One Year After Taylor Hawkins' Death

It remains unclear whether Josh will permanently replace Taylor, who sadly passed away in March 2022, or will be filling in for live shows as the rock band hits the road this week.

AceShowbiz - Foo Fighters have found a new drummer more than a year after Taylor Hawkins' death. The rock band introduced Josh Freese during a Sunday, May 21 live stream called "Foo Fighters: Preparing Music for Concerts".

The Grammy-winning rock band announced that session drummer Josh Freese will be taking the reins behind the kit, following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins in 2022.

During the live stream, all members of the group joke around in their rehearsal room. Other artists like Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and Tool's Danny Carey all made funny cameos on the show.

Later, Josh could be heard saying, "Um, excuse me." All the band members turned and looked at him, who asked them, "Guys, could we just like, I don't know, play a song? Or two, something." The group eventually performed cuts off their upcoming album, "But Here We Are".

It remains unclear whether Josh will permanently replace Taylor. If that's the case, he would be Foo Fighters' third drummer following Taylor and William Goldsmith. He'll join Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett as well as Rami Jaffee.

Taylor passed away in March 2022 at the age of 50. He was found dead in his hotel room in Colombia, hours before the band was due to play a festival in Bogota.

A little over a year after Taylor's passing, Foo Fighters announced that they will release a new album "But Here We Are" on June 2. It will serve as the follow-up to their 2021 LO, "Medicine at Midnight".

The "Everlong" rockers reunited with producer Greg Kurstin on the 10-track collection, which signals a new era for the heavy rock legends. Accoding to a press release, the album is "informed by decades of maturity and depth."

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