Foo Fighters have announced that their new drummer is Josh Freese, replacing longtime Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who tragically passed away last year. The band confirmed the news Sunday during their livestream Foo Fighters: Preparing Music For Concerts, which was recorded at the band’s 606 Studios the group’s 606 studios in Northridge, California. The livestream began by teasing that famous drummers including Chad Smith, Tommy Lee, and Danny Carey would join the lineup before Freese was ultimately revealed as their new drummer.
A prolific session musician, Freese has played and recorded with everyone from Guns N’ Roses to Nine Inch Nails to Paramore to Sting. At last year’s Coachella, he played with both 100 gecs and Danny Elfman on the same day. He also performed with the Foo Fighters during both tribute shows to Hawkins last year.
Foo Fighters’ summer tour, which will take them across North America and Europe, kicks off May 24 in Gilford, New Hampshire. Their new LP But Here We Are comes out June 2.