Foo Fighters Member Talks ‘Throwing Tantrum’ At Dave Grohl: ‘I Gave Up’


Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins discussed a fight he got in with Dave Grohl in a new Kerrang interview. When asked if he had ever smashed a drum kit in anger, he had the following to say.

“Yeah! I haven’t done that in a long time, but I used to throw little tantrums back when I was first in Foo Fighters. One time, me and Dave [Grohl, Foos mainman] got into an argument. I remember [Queen drummer] Roger Taylor was there as well, and I had probably played everything too fast – as I always do. Dave was giving me shit about it, I was in a bad mood and I threw my drum kit off the stage. I never argue with Dave any more. I gave up because I never win.”

He also was asked if Foo Fighters fans have ever mobbed the band like the Beatles.

“Only in South America are they like that. But you feel all special about it. You have people banging on the car windows and you feel like The Beatles. Then you realise that some ’80s one-hit wonder band, like Trixter or someone, get the same attention.”

Hawkins said his dream concert to see would have been Queen during their early days, “Oh my God, I would go back to see the last gig Queen played at the Imperial College before they even went on tour.”