May 21, 2023 at 11:17 PMUpdate: 6 minutes ago
Josh Freese was the drummer during the special live stream of the American band Foo Fighters on Sunday and will also accompany the band on the upcoming tour. There was a lot of speculation beforehand about who would drum during the show, which was free to watch and served as a warm-up for the new album from the band around Dave Grohl.
The album But Here We Are will be released on June 2. It is the Foo Fighters’ first new album since the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins last March. Until Sunday it was still unclear who would replace Hawkins.
At the start of the live stream, the band played a joke on the viewers. Several well-known drummers passed by in the live stream, such as Chad Smith (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Tommy Lee (Mötley Crue). Finally, the image jumped to Josh Freese. He moved the other band members to start playing.
Fifty-year-old Freese, who has been active as a drummer for over three decades, previously played with bands such as The Vandals, Guns N’ Roses and Nine Inch Nails.
The band will play a number of shows in the United States in the coming weeks. In June, the Foo Fighters will perform at the German festivals Rock am Ring and Rock im Park, among others.