Dave Grohl has a huge list of celebrity friends who he has made in the many years since he has been in the music industry. If you can name the band, Dave Grohl has a friend or friends in that band.
This is where an ex-Nine Inch Nails member steps in, specifically, Josh Freese. At an event which had Dave Grohl and Josh Freese attending, there looked to be a cake perfectly placed in the room. Of course, the cake would not stay in place for long as it would get grabbed and thrown into the face of Josh Freese.
Dave Grohl would look on as this was all happening and laugh heavily at the fate of Josh. The whole room would look on and start laughing at the pain of Josh.
As we reported previously, at the end of 2022, Foo Fighters shared a message that appears to indicate they plan to continue as a band after the death of Taylor Hawkins, writing, “Without Taylor, we never would have become the band that we were — and without Taylor, we know that we’re going to be a very different band going forward.”
Many fans would come together and guess at who the new drummer would be. The drummer who it seems was mentioned most in the responses was Josh Freese, who one commenter called “the ultimate rock session drummer.” He previously had stints performing with Guns N’ Roses, A Perfect Circle, Puddle Of Mudd, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer, Sublime With Rome, Paramore, and Sting, among many others. He also played with Foo Fighters for both of the Hawkins tribute concerts.
Some others suggested Rufus Taylor, who also performed at the tribute shows. He’s the son of Queen’s Roger Taylor who is currently a member of The Darkness and also plays drums at Queen + Adam Lambert concerts. One commenter wrote, “There were lots of great drummers at both tribute gigs but Rufus stood out as a natural successor even with those other great drummers there. Omar [Hakim] and Josh Freese were great too but Rufus is so closely connected to the band and Taylor already, he’s like part of the Foos family.”