Taylor Hawkins: 'Everyone in Foo Fighters Has Been Playing Catch Up With Dave Grohl for Last 20 Years'

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Taylor Hawkins: 'Everyone in Foo Fighters Has Been Playing Catch Up With Dave Grohl for Last 20 Years'
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins recently discussed the band's massively-anticipated new album, also admitting that in terms of musicianship alone, frontman Dave Grohl is by far the band's most superior member.

"Dave was so far ahead of us to begin with, as a musician, and everyone has been playing catch up with him for the last 20 years, 10 years or however long," Taylor told Loudwire. "We're all kind of getting to that level where we can be proficient enough to be that good. That's exciting to me.

"That's on a purely musical level. I'm not talking about the songwriting," the drummer noted. "I'm not talking about if it's a hit, or what this, that or the other. I'm not going to worry about that, I have nothing to do with that. All I can do is be the best drummer that I can be for the Foo Fighters. And right now, sitting in that seat feels really good back there. I love it. We're in a good place right now, musically. That's all I can say."

Focusing on the new album, Hawkins added, "Yeah, there's an interesting way we're doing the tracking, it's going to be more than just a record. I think all of our records from now on will always be that way because I think Dave understands in order to promote a product musically these days, you need more than just a record. In the '80s and '90s a lot of it was just making a video. Well, they don't show videos anymore. It's up on YouTube. You just have to think outside of the box, you really do. Dave is always thinking outside the box."

In conclusion, Taylor noted, "Essentially, I don't know what Im trying to say other than this is going to be an exciting couple of years for the Foo Fighters once we're done with this little deal we're doing here. Can't really reveal too much, I don't want to. I want to keep it kind of exciting and I don't want to be the guy that lets the cat out of the bag. I've been that guy before, I don't want to be that guy again. But, it's going to be great. If you're a Foo Fighters fan, you’re going to love it. If you're not, than don't worry about it. Change the channel."
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