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?