Josh Freese has officially been confirmed as Foo Fighters new drummer.
After months of wondering who will step in as the new drummer following the tragic death of Taylor Hawkins, it was finally announced during the band’s global listening live-stream for their forthcoming album But Here We Are.
The livestream started with a bit of the band playing on the rumours of who could be the new drummer, with different famous rock drummers popping into the studio.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee and Tool’s Danny Carrey all stopped by, sticks in hand, to try and integrate themselves as the new Foos drummer, before it’s revealed that Freese has been sitting behind the kit, off camera the whole time.
“Excuse me guys, could we just like, I dunno, play a song or two… something?”, Freese says before the band rip into ‘All My Life.’
Freese is a longtime friend of Grohl and Hawkins, and has played on tracks for Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Puddle Of Mudd, Weezer, Paramore, Sting and many more. He also was one of few drummers that performed at the Taylor Hawkins tribute gigs last year.
Freese has left The Offspring and Danny Elfman’s band to join Foo Fighters full time, and will join the Foo’s during their scheduled live performances.
Foo Fighters global listening party will be available to watch until Thursday (May 25) at 7am - register to watch it here.