Foo Fighters, Weezer & Green Day Did Something Crazy Together


Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins discussed his band hanging out with some fellow 90’s alternative rock icons in a new O.C. Register interview.

Hawkins recalled a night of ‘debauchery’ while out with his fellow Foo Fighters, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer at the Lexington Queen nightclub in Tokyo in the mid-’90’s. He said he channeled the experience into his new solo song “Tokyo No No,” and inked “Southern Belles” as an ode to his parents’ Southern roots.

He also doesn’t have to worry too much about critics since it seems his biggest one resides within his own household in the form of his 9-year-old son, Oliver, who often refers to his dad’s idols as “a bunch of long-haired, older men screaming like girls.”

“He hates what I listen to and says it’s ‘stupid’ or ‘old,’” Hawkins said. “That’s all right. I mean, I get it. He likes some rock music. He’ll say, ‘Yeah, I like some Foo Fighters. Dave screams, so that’s cool. I like Queen a little bit. They scream like girls, but Van Halen is cool.’ But, whatever; he listens to Drake.”