Ilan Rubin recently took to his Instagram account and shared the poster of Danny Elfman movie which is set to release soon. He also said that he is excited to be a part of the project, fueling speculation of Josh Freese joining Foo Fighters. His caption read:
“Excited to be a part of this! I thoroughly enjoyed watching these shows at the Hollywood Bowl last year and playing with friends is always a joy. Danny Elfman: From BOINGO to BATMAN to BIG MESS and BEYOND is bringing 2 more shows to SoCal! San Diego on August 3rd and Irvine on August 5th. Get presale tickets starting tomorrow/ Tuesday May 9th at 10am PST using code ELFMAN.”
It has been noted that Josh Freese has been playing drums for Danny Elfman for a while now. Now, Ilan Rubin has taken the gig, which means more availability for Josh as Foo Fighters’ new drummer. More than ever it seems like he will be busy with the Foos.
Speculation about who will be drumming for the Foos from now on remains. Pearl Jam‘s Matt Cameron recently shot down rumors that he’d be joining the band. This came after Radio X DJ Chris Moyles apologised to Grohl for revealing that a new Foo Fighters album was on the way.
“I don’t know what to say without getting in trouble, I don’t know what to say without people going, ‘what?’, I don’t know what to say without looking stupid…I don’t know what people want me to say,” he said on air.
“I think people want me to say, ‘yes, I can’t say anything else, I can’t say anymore but yes, I’m telling you there is a new album coming out in March this year.’ I’m not going to say any of that. Look, all I will say is this. I can’t say anymore…anyway, sorry Dave. I’m really sorry Dave.”
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.