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BTWF: Taylor Hawkins in 9th grade
March 29th, 2022 under Before They Were Famous, Foo Fighters. [ Comments: none ]

Before Taylor Hawkins was playing with some of the biggest musicians in the world, he played for his 9th grade classmates. Even though he was just 15 years old, he knew how to play the drums like a master in 1987.


RIP Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins
March 26th, 2022 under Foo Fighters, Obits. [ Comments: 1 ]

The Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins passed away yesterday at the age of 50. The band wrote, “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”

Hawkins left Alanis Morissette’s touring group and joined the Foo Fighters in 1997 after getting a phone call from Dave Grohl. Grohl asked him if he knew of any drummers who would want the job, and Hawkins said he did. The rest is Rock’n’Roll history at its finest.

In 2006, he released a solo album as Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. Along with his own work, he worked with Slash, The Beach Boys, Queen’s Brian May, Ozzy Osbourne, and so many other legends. Not only did he play with legends, but he also played the legend Iggy Pop in CGBG.

I saw him open for The Police with the Foo Fighters, so I was surprised to learn he was in a Police cover band called The Cops. I am sure over the next several weeks; we are going to learn more and more interesting things about him. And I am all for it.

Hawkins is survived by his wife Alison and their three children, Oliver, Annabelle, and Everleigh. My heart goes out to all of them through this difficult time.


Studio 666 is the movie of the year
February 18th, 2022 under Foo Fighters. [ Comments: none ]

Forget all those snoozefests that get Oscar nominations, Studio 666 is going to be the movie that we are going to be talking about all year long.

I mean, we talk about Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters all the time. However, that is mostly about their music. Now, we get to talk about how crazy they are because they made a Horror movie that is going to be super fun and cheesy, which is the perfect recipe for a film like this.

But, what do I know? These are the movies I watch all of the time.


Foo Fighter’s horror movie Studio 666 looks killer
January 11th, 2022 under Foo Fighters. [ Comments: none ]

The Foo Fighters are willing to try new things, like record a Bee Gees tribute album. Next month they will be starring in a horror movie called Studio 666.

We have been hearing about it for a while. We have seen some photos. And now we are getting to witness Dave Grohl go from drummer to murderer, all thanks to the possessed house they are recording in, in the trailer.

Too bad it is coming out on February 25th instead of February 14th because I want to make it my Valentine.

I grew up with Horror. I am so over modern-day over CGIed Horror. I also am not a fan of haunted house films. Yet, having said that, it is Everclear; I cannot wait for this one. It is a throwback to the good old days of the genre. The days before Grohl was in a little band called Nirvana. So, in other words, the concept is as ancient as the spirits in the feature, and I am all for it!

Rock on! Or should I say, kill on!


Dave Grohl wants to rock and roll all nite
December 6th, 2021 under Foo Fighters, KISS. [ Comments: none ]

Today is the last day of Chanukah, so that means no more Hanukkah Sessions from Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin.

Does that mean it is over forever? The drummer wrote, “Greg and I would like to thank all of the people that helped ramp up the Hanukkah Sessions this year. It’s gonna be tough to beat! (But we will. Oh, we will…)”

So mark your calendars because they will be back doing the music of Jewish performers starting on December 18, 2022.

Until that date, we can Rock and Roll Nite and party every day with their version of the KISS song.


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