Foo Fighters’ new drummer Josh Freese is absolutely loving his new gig with the Foos.
Freese was officially inducted as the new drummer in May, during Foo Fighters Global Listening Party, and had some huge boots to fill following the tragic death of Taylor Hawkins.
The drummer has shared the stage with the band for 11 shows now, and took to Instagram to reflect on how it’s been to play drums “behind one of the world's greatest drummers,” Dave Grohl.
Freese posted a clip of his third gig with Foo Fighters, where he’s performing ‘Breakout’ while Grohl watches him. He wrote:
“Middle section of 'Breakout' on my 3rd @foofighters show about a month ago Columbus, Ohio. Out of nowhere, I decided to reference the NIN song "You Know What You Are" that I used to play every night on tour, but Dave recorded it on the record.
“I love when he hears it and lights up. At the end, you can see me making sure he caught it. Yes, he caught it. Duh.
“BTW, playing drums behind one of the worlds greatest drummers is a TOTAL trip.”
Freese finished the post by saying it’s “surprisingly not nerve wracking but really just inspiring and fun.
“And that's the truth Ruth.”
We’re bloody excited to see Foo Fighters in action in January 2024 when they head to Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington! Get all your ticketing & event info for the gigs here.