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Foo Fighters announces Josh Freese as their new drummer

Author Hernan Osuna - 22.5.2023

Foo Fighters have officially announced Josh Freese as their new drummer.

The Dave Grohl-fronted band
debuted their new touring lineup on Sunday during a pre-tour streaming event called “Foo Fighters: Preparing Music For Concerts.

Freese was unveiled as the drummer during the livestream after comedic cameos by Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tommy Lee of Mötley Crue and Danny Carey of Tool.

Freese replaces longtime Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who tragically passed away in March 2022 at the age of 50. The band’s new album, “But We Are Here”, is dedicated to Hawkins.

Freese is a veteran session drummer who has performed with Guns N’ Roses, A Perfect Circle, Puddle Of Mudd, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer, Paramore, The Replacements, Sting, Suicidal Tendencies, Danny Elfman and The Vandals, among many others. He has also played more than 300 recordings ranging in genres from pop to rock to country.