Taylor Hawkins has a full plate this year. The drummer is currently promoting the self-titled debut disc from his new band, The Birds of Satan, while also balancing the recording of the next Foo Fighters album. Hawkins took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to talk about The Birds of Satan and the current Foo Fighters status with 'Loudwire Nights' host Full Metal Jackie. Check out the chat below.
If there's one thing we've learned about Foo Fighters over the years, it's that they're not shy about playing surprise shows. So it should have come as no surprise that when Dave Grohl was booked to take part in a celebration honoring Washington, D.C. legend Big Tony, his band wasn't too far behind.
On Friday night, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins' new band Birds of Satan played their first gig at their record release party at Rock and Roll Pizza in Moorpark, Calif. Yes, that Rock and Roll Pizza, scene of the infamous secret Foo Fighters gig last December. It was an intimate affair with only 70 fans allowed entrance to the quasi-private event.
Foo Fighters fans will be happy to know there's a new progress report on the band's next album. The group has been trying (though not entirely successful) to keep their recording details under wraps, but producer Butch Vig says in a new Kerrang! interview (excerpted by NME) that the band is halfway through recording sessions for the disc.
Foo Fighters have yet to announce an extensive North American tour for 2014, but a few of the band's enterprising fans in Richmond, Va. are not only hoping the group comes to play, they're banking on it. Organizers Andrew Goldin, Brig White, John McAdorey and Lucas Krost have launched a campaign to bring the band back to town after 15 years away with the promise of tickets sold.
As Foo Fighters fans anxiously await the band's next album, drummer Taylor Hawkins is keeping busy with another side project band. He's formed the Birds of Satan with bassist Wile Hodgden and guitarist Mick Murphy, who are also in his cover band Chevy Metal. Their self-titled debut album will be released April 15. Watch a trailer for the album below.