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Foo Fighters reveal Josh Freese as new drummer

By | Published on Monday 22 May 2023

Foo Fighters with Josh Freese

Foo Fighters have revealed Josh Freese as their new drummer. He steps in to replace Taylor Hawkins, who died last year.

The new member of the band’s line-up was revealed in a livestream yesterday. Teasing the new addition, the video saw other drummers first enter the studio, with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee and Tool’s Danny Carey all making brief appearances, before it was revealed that Freese had been waiting behind the drum kit the whole time. Following the big reveal, the band ripped into a performance of their song ‘All My Life’.

A number of drummers had been mooted as potential new permanent or temporary members of the band after it was revealed that they would begin touring again this summer. Freese’s name nudged closer to the top of the rumour list after it emerged that he had pulled out of planned shows with The Offspring and Danny Elfman earlier this month.

An in-demand session drummer, Freese has previously performed with bands including Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, Weezer, A Perfect Circle, The Vandals, Devo, Good Charlotte, Evanescence and more.

New Foo Fighters album ‘But Here We Are’ is set to arrive on 2 Jun, with tour dates beginning in the US this week. You can catch Sunday’s full livestream for the next few days here or watch the drummer reveal section here: