The Foo Fighters will be hitting the road this spring. While there have been many rumors about who will be playing the drums for the band; there are some words going around about who this may be.
Taylor Hawkins, who joined Foo Fighters in 1997 and died suddenly of last March when the band was on tour in South America and his absence leaves a painful and difficult void that the band can never completely fill, but must if they are to continue as a band.
As reported by Vanity – The band worked with several drummers, including session aces Josh Freese and Omar Hakim, Darkness drummer Rufus Taylor (son of Queen drummer Roger Taylor) and superstar cameos from Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, former Police drummer Stewart Copeland and Blink-182 star Travis Barker, along with 12-year-old British star Nandi Bushell and Hawkins’ son Shane at Taylor’s tribute shows. Variety stated it was seen somewhat as a live audition.
Many people have pointed out that Dave Grohl may play the drums, but it just does not seem feasible. Maybe it will make sense in the studio, but it won’t work live.
Taylor, 31, brings with him the legacy of Queen, a band that both Hawkins and Grohl grew up on, and his years in the Darkness (not to mention his family history) mean he’s already an old hand at touring and the rock lifestyle. His performance during the tribute concerts was strong, and his background legacy puts him in a kind of Jason Bonham-in-Led Zeppelin situation without the pressure of a direct family tie.
As of right now, it seems that Taylor is the front-runner to be the one chosen to take the reigns of the drum kit and to put on great shows night in and night out.