Who Is Josh Freese? Meet Foo Fighters New Tour Drummer

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Foo Fighters have unveiled Josh Freese as their new tour drummer.

The band lost Taylor Hawkins last year, with the long-time drummer dying suddenly. Only 50 years old, the much-loved figure helped drive Foo Fighters to undreamt of heights, playing shows across the globe with the band.

Two memorial concerts were held – one in Los Angeles, the other in London – with numerous figures filling in for Taylor Hawkins, including his son.

Foo Fighters will release new album ‘But Here We Are’ is dedicated to his memory, and it will be released in full on June 2nd.

A new concert film shot for Veep is now online, and Foo Fighters: Preparing Music For Concerts is one of their first public statements since losing Taylor Hawkins. It opens with a skit, featuring some all-star drummers trying out for the gig – Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Tool’s Danny Carey, and Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe are featured.

In the end, Josh Freese is revealed as Foo Fighters’ new drummer. Highly regarded in American music circles, he’s a renowned session drummer with admirable breadth – indeed, at last year’s Coachella he performed with both 100 gecs and Danny Elfman on the same day.

A list of his credits is pretty imposing – Josh Freese has played or recorded with everyone from Vandals to Devo to Nine Inch Nails to Sting.

Available to stream now, Foo Fighters: Preparing Music For Concerts features three new songs from their upcoming album, alongside fan favourites such as ‘All My Life’, ‘Monkey Wrench’, and ‘Aurora’, as well as a cover of Huey Lewis and the News’ ‘Working’ for a Living”. 

Catch up on Veeps.

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