Foo Fighters Find Their New Touring Drummer in Josh Freese 

Josh Freese at Sting performs at the Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ in 2016
Josh Freese at Sting performs at the Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ in 2016. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock (5886303o)

Foo Fighters fans have been wondering who’s going to join the band as their new drummer in the wake of Taylor Hawkins’ tragic passing last year. After months of rumors and speculations, Josh Freese will officially join them as the drummer on their upcoming tour.

Freese has a pretty impressive track record, and he joined several rock, metal, and punk bands on stage over the course of the past three decades. He’s been touring with The Vandals since 1989 and Devo since 1996, in addition to playing drums for everyone from Guns N’ Roses and Nine Inch Nails to Weezer and Paramore over the years.

Freese’s involvement was officially confirmed during the recent Foo Fighters: Preparing Music For Concerts Livestream. It comes after months of speculations about Hawkins’ possible replacement, and we’ve seen everyone from Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron to Rufus Taylor deny rumors they’ll join Foo Fighters in the future.

Foo Fighters took a break from touring after Hawkins’ shocking passing in March last year and only held tribute concerts in his memory after canceling their remaining tour dates. They’ll go back to touring this year and release their eleventh studio album But Here We Are on June 2.