Matt Cameron could join Foo Fighters for the upcoming gigs.
According to The Sun, Matt Cameron could be the Foo Fighters drummer for their gigs across the United States and Canada between May and September 2023.
Foo Fighters had celebrated Taylor Hawkins’ memory and music at a special gig in London on Saturday, September 3 last year. Hawkins, the band’s drummer since 1997, died in Bogotá, Colombia on March 25 last year. He was 50 years old. Foo Fighters performed for a couple of hours at Wembley Stadium for a special tribute show for the late band drummer Taylor Hawkins. ‘The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts’ also took place at LA’s Kia Forum on September 27
Matt Cameron could therefore become their live drummer in place of the late Taylor Hawkins. Also according to The Sun, The Foos would also be considering Angels & Airwaves drummer Atom Willard as a second drummer, who would be on rotation with Cameron.
According to an insider quoted in the article, both drummers have been rehearsing at Studio 606, the Foos’ studio. It has been noted that Matt Cameron and Taylor Hawkins have been friends for years and also shared a side project, Nighttime Boogie Association, releasing a single in 2020.
Cameron was at one of the two tribute concerts to Hawkins, the one that took place in Los Angeles in September 2022, where he played with Dave Grohl’s band a powerful rendition of Low from One By One, the 2002 Foo Fighters’ record.