Josh Freese Is The New Foo Fighters’ Drummer


Josh Freese has been confirmed as the new Foo Fighters’ touring drummer.

The band confirmed this news during their livestream event Foo Fighters: Preparing Music For Concerts yesterday (May 21).

The event saw Foo Fighters prepare for their comeback tour, along with delivering a “few surprises”. 

Last month, Foo Fighters confirmed the release of the upcoming new album ‘But Here We Are’, the band’s first album since the tragic passing of drummer Taylor Hawkins last year.

The album will arrive in June, and was described as “the first chapter of the band’s new life” and “a brutally honest and emotionally raw response to everything [the band] endured over the last year”.

Along with the album, Foo Fighters also released the accompanying single ‘Rescued’. See that and Nova’s report here.

“Welcome Josh Freese” 

Such “surprises” include Foo Fighters confirming that Josh Freese will be their new touring drummer, following months of speculation.

Freese himself, boasts an impressive CV, having served as sticksman for Nine Inch Nails, Guns N’Roses, Devo, Paramore and more.

Over the last few months, drummers including Glen Power (The Script), Matt Cameron (The Jam), and Rufus Taylor the song of Queen’s Roger Taylor were all linked to the role.

Fans had started to suspect Freese however, after the drummer had recently cancelled gigs with the Offspring and Danny Elfman.

Foo Fighters kick off their tour in New Hampshire on Wednesday (May 24).