Who Will Play Drums For Foo Fighters?
SANTIAGO, CHILE - MARCH 20: Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters perform during day three of Lollapalooza Chile 2022 at Parque Bicentenario Cerrillos on March 20, 2022 in Santiago, Chile. (Photo by Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images)

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, the 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.

Who do you think the Foos will recruit to play drums?  Which drummer would be your pick?

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