The Foo Fighters have introduced Josh Freese is the band’s new drummer following the dying of Taylor Hawkins.
The rock band used a livestream, which was previewing their subsequent studio album, to announce the information to followers.
Freese has been performing with the band at tribute concert events to Hawkins as a part of a profession which has additionally seen him play drums for Sting, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer and Guns N’ Roses.
The 50-year-old American, who’s the son of tuba soloist Stan Freese, was unveiled after lead singer Dave Grohl and the remainder of the band teased his identification as a part of their Preparing Music For Concerts livestream.
Following appearances by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee, Freese interrupted proceedings to ask from behind his drum package whether or not the band might “just, like, play a song”?
An eight-song set then featured tracks from their eleventh album, But Here We Are, which will probably be launched initially of June.
Freese’s subsequent efficiency with the Foo Fighters will probably be in New Hampshire on Wednesday to launch a collection of dates which proceed by way of to the autumn.
Hawkins, 50, had been touring South America with the remainder of the band when he died in a lodge room within the Colombian capital, Bogota, in March 2022.
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Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in 1997, choosing up the sticks behind former Nirvana drummer Grohl, after beforehand touring with Alanis Morissette.
Last September, the Foo Fighters placed on two star-studded gigs in London and Los Angeles to boost cash for charity in reminiscence of their “beloved brother”.