Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins discussed an epic prank Foo Fighters played on Red Hot Chili Peppers in a new Kerrang interview.
“We absolutely destroyed the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It’s in one of their documentaries, but we dropped 10,000 ping-pong balls and 25lbs of pasta on their heads. I think we did it halfway through their set as well, so they couldn’t really even finish. That was back when I was getting hammered before going onstage. It’s on video and I reckon it’s up there as one of the most monumental live rock band pranks of all time.”
Hawkins also discussed making mistakes during Foo Fighters shows.
“I’ve started the wrong song tons of times, but for some reason, in our sloppy, Rolling Stones-iness, everyone manages to join in. I’ll look at the set list and accidentally skip a song but everyone always jumps aboard and we style it out.”
He was asked if he has ever fallen off his drum stool.
“I definitely have, in Japan I think. I don’t have a great story about it, I just fell off and landed on my ass.”
Hawkins was asked if UFO’s or ‘Foo Fighters’ spotted have been aliens, and he wasn’t quite sure.
“I sometimes think, ‘How could we be the only ones?’ But I don’t know. I hope they’re friendly if they are, because we’ve got enough assholes on this planet. We don’t need any more!”