Foo Fighters Drummer Launches New Project Birds of Satan, Dave Grohl Making Guest Appearance

Album due in April, Grohl also collaborating with Taylor Greenwood.

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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins recently detailed his latest side-project, confirming that the band will go by the name of Birds of Satan and will deliver self-titled debut record on April 15.

Apart from Hawkins on drums, vocals and piano, the band consists of Wiley Hodgden and Mick Murphy. Dave Grohl and Pat Smear were announced among guest artists, alongside Drew Hester and keyboardist Rami JaffeeNME reports.

Make sure to check out the track listing and the gloomy official trailer below. Pre-orders are available now over on iTunes.

In related news, Grohl has joined forces with Taylor Greenwood for "Sing You to Sleep" tune. You can check out the pair performing the charity ballad in the player over on Rolling Stone.

"The Birds of Satan" track listing:

1. The Ballad of the Birds of Satan
2. Thanks for the Line
3. Pieces of the Puzzle
4. Raspberries
5. Nothing at All6. Wait 'Til Tomorrow7. Too Far Gone to See

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    He should sing and play guitar so he can have a drummer that goes off and sings and plays guitar in another band.
    Yo dawg. We heard you like Dave Grohl. So we made a member of Foo Fighters Grohl, so you can Grohl while you Grohl.
    Is that Drew Hester in the Video? Triangle Sooooloooo! Seriously though, I enjoy Taylor's voice, so this is cool.
    The very brief clip reminds me of a slightly heavier version of his solo albums. Anyone who hasn't yet should give them a try; somewhat reminiscent of his work with Foo Fighters with some mild prog influences, and a couple of appearances from his Grohliness and Brian May.
    Listen to Thanks for the Line. It reminds me very much of the Coattail Riders, but a little prog-ish and fun!
    Haaa! Just saw a bunch of facebook comments telling Taylor to change the name of the band, "That's wrong, it's offensive." Get the f*** outta here.
    I thought the name was tacky at first just cause Satan is so overplayed. But the facebook reactions changed my mind. If it offends those people then they deserve to be offended.
    "Dave Grohl Making a Guest Appearance" Duh. That's like a given. If there is a new project being launched it's automatically assumed Dave Grohl is taking part in someway.
    Mr. Baloonhands
    i'm excited for this! loved the coattail riders and I'm really digging the new single. I've always loved the fact that Taylor could go off and do his own thing as a leader of his own band just like Chris started doing recently. Reminds me of how the Beatles went off into their own solo ventures where each member led their own band
    These guys are just asking for a major bashing with a stupid band name like that.
    There are far more controversial names out there (think Anal C***, Toxic Holocaust, etc.). Least they didn't go all 'Verb the Noun' on us, heh.
    Yeah, you have no chance as a legitimate artist if your band name uses the Verb(ing) the Noun formula.
    I do appreciate some of the 'Verb the Noun' bands out there - Protest the Hero in particular (Volition, dayum). I just think it's almost a cliché naming strategy at this point. Doesn't cause detriment to the band's musical ability in any way but I do feel like it can place them in a position to be mocked easily.
    Those bands are nothing more than a joke. I guess this one is too. Judging by the downvotes it appears its cool to the 12 year olds on here to use satanic naming for shitty rock bands.
    Says the one with the sense of humour of a 12 year old... Can you seriously not comprehend anything that isn't spelled out for you in painfully obvious ways? That's really the only vibe your comments give off...
    Sorry, Ill dumb it down for you..... Bellend. That seems to be hilarious here. But what do I know.
    I don't understand what's so cool with this satan thing? Sounds freaking idiotic.
    1) What was the last thing the drummer said before getting kicked out of the band? "Hey guys I had some songs I thought we could work on". 2) NEVER ever let a drummer buy/own an acoustic guitar. NEVER.
    After following these guys for months, I figured that they weren't going to go through with this with the new Foo Fighters album fast approaching. Needless to say, I'm pretty ecstatic! And the new track "Thanks for the Line" is phenomenal!