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.
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.
Thirty Seconds To Mars recently won a 2013 MTV Video Music Award for ‘Best Rock Video’ for their song 'Up in the Air' but unfortunately fans only tuning in to the actual broadcast of the ceremony would never have known because the band’s acceptance of the coveted moonman trophy only aired on the pre-show.
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx recently joined Chevy Metal, a cover band featuring vocalist / bassist Wiley Hodgden, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and My Ruin guitarist Mick Murphy, for a Malibu, Calif., gig on June 22. Sixx hopped onstage to play some surprise Crue tracks with the band, including 'Looks That Kill' and 'Livewire.'
One of the things that's limited Sixx: A.M. somewhat in the past is their lack of a drummer, but Nikki Sixx has discussed his desire to make the band more of a priority in the future and that would presumably include finding a drummer to help them out. In a recent tweet, Sixx revealed the musician that's on the top of his wish list, shouting out the Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has had a little extra time on his hands since his band announced a brief hiatus last fall. However, the musician was never too far away from music, using the break in his schedule to shoot a film role as Iggy Pop for an upcoming movie about the historic New York punk club CBGB.