Foo Fighters Album With New Drummer Leaks?


Foo Fighters recently made a massive announcement. The band noted that their first live shows following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins last year, which caused some speculation among fans if the band would continue at all.

Foo Fighters could get back to the studio

Dave Grohl and co. may be returning to studio releases as well, according to Radio X DJ Chris Moyles, who claimed that a new Foos record is dropping next month. The drummer on a new album will likely either be Dave Grohl returning behind the kit, or one of the rumored new touring drummers like Josh Freese.

As reported by Music Radar, during Moyles’ morning show yesterday, February 7, the DJ played the band’s 2011 hit song “Walk”, followed by the remark:

“I love that song so much – Foo Fighters, and ‘Walk’. They’ve got a new album coming out in, er, March, Foo Fighters… which I’m very much looking forward to.”

The radio host’s statement sparked intense speculation by the Foo Fighters fanbase, with many guessing that, while a new album of originals is not to be excluded, what’s possibly likelier is the release of the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in record format, featuring many famous drummers like Travis Barker. The Foos’ last album dates back to 2021, with “Medicine at Midnight”.

Foo Fighters recently replaced Pantera on the billing of the Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals in Germany this spring. On Monday (January 23), organizers for the festivals announced that the reformed Pantera — featuring ‘s surviving members Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown (bass) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax) — would no longer appear at the two simultaneous rock festivals, which will take place June 2-4 in Nürburgring and Nürnberg, respectively.

The decision to remove the band from the bill came after “intensive conversations” over the fact that Anselmo made a Nazi-style salute when he performed at the January 2016 “Dimebash” event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood in honor of late Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. He also appeared to say “white power” as he made the gesture, but later claimed he was joking about drinking white wine backstage and was reacting to the audience members up front who he says were taunting him.

Foo Fighters’ addition to the festivals was announced by the band members themselves via their official Instagram, with the band writing, “Germany – we’ll see you Friday, June 2nd at Rock Am Ring and Sunday, June 4th at Rock Im Park! Tickets on sale now!”