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If they’re picking up a nomad like Freese, I’d prefer they went for Hakim based on the tribute shows. Freese didn’t have the vibe.
Agree 100% on the wrong kinda vibe based on the tribute shows.
Hakim was one of the best, but being an older geezer I doubt he’d have the stamina for the gig. Shows, maybe but the travel etc, probably not.
IMO Shane was the best fit but I hope it’s not him either. He’ll probably sit in for a number of songs every now and then from now on - my guess is we’ll see him quite a bit.
Honestly out of all the great drummers out there I do not know who I would prefer to see play the songs and to be the best overall fit.
William, T and DG all have their signature sound, character and overall are fantastic drummers. Finding yet another is not an easy task.
I think it's interesting I've not seen anywhere anyone suggest William Goldsmith
Maybe because that will never happen 🤣🤷♂️
I've merely considered it 😬
How come? Based on how he left first time round I can’t see that happening
Plus - he left because he couldn’t cut it and got replaced by a guy far superior. 25 years on I’m sure that won’t have changed and isn’t he and Dave’s relationship notoriously fractured? Bringing him back would just be a totally weird thing, which is probably why nobody has even thought of it.
Just watched the 1995 Brixton Academy show again for probably the 1000th time,
IMO that era and the beginning of the 1X1 tour were the best FF lineups.
That said, no way Will could transform himself into what kindof a player the FF has to have nowadays.
Oh I wasn't suggesting it. Just interested that his name hasn't been mentioned at least once. I mean I've seen a list with people who are seriously suggesting Nandi and dudes from black metal bands.
1995 Brixton will forever be the greatest Foo Fighters show I went to.
It really cannot be surpassed by any show, ever.
Saw it when it first aired on MTV and been jealous of everyone who got to attend ever since.
I might be dogpiled elsewhere but I wasn't feeling him at the tribute shows either - it might take him a while to pick up the vibe of the band but his songs were very Foo-by-numbers. But what do I know, maybe they just want adequate for now, without all of the flourishes and jams that T brought to those parts. However...that's going to greatly affect their live shows.
From watching the London show, I remember thinking Josh wasn't really a standout. It's hard to really judge because he did a song and a half with the band, but he probably spent more time playing in that show than anyone not already in the Foo Fighters. That's a lot of new material to rehearse with musicians you haven't played with and not a ton of time to get it tight.
Im pretty shure dave will do drums on the next album. Its almost a rule/tradition in the band that you have to play someone elses parts for a couple of years before you get to play on an album (with Rami being the only exception to the tradition).
I do not mind josh freese, but in a way it feels a bit to obvious and safe. Personally i really like jon theodore and think he could actually add something to the band. Shane hawkins was great at the shows and his youthfull energy was refreshing, but i would rather see him in his own band before does something permanent with his dads friends.
And i really would not mind goldsmith, the assertion album was great, but i cannot see that happening.
This Variety article surprised the hell out of me (since I've never found them brilliant on music issues) in being a rather good piece on the whole situation IMHO - right down to the split live/studio and for now / later aspects .
I saw that Stewart Copeland shared a Billboard article where people were voting who would drum at the US festivals… at the time I looked he was winning
I think a permanent stand in makes sense and agreed that Dave will probably drum on any future albums. @matineeidyll is right though, the whole live show will be greatly changed with whoever sits behind the kit but maybe that’s not a bad thing in some ways.
I really can’t see Shane having the staying power for a relentless tour of 3 hour shows - if he even wanted to do it. Maybe they’ll bring him out for a few songs per show or something.
Gosh it's really full steam ahead for 2023...
Yeah - I think the same re: Shane. Can see him being involved… but perhaps not for full shows
Cooey! I thought with all this Foo news it was time to return.
I really thought 2023 would have been quiet....
I had not heard this story about DG and Freese before
”It’s not known how many drummers Grohl had previously auditioned up to this point although one is believed to have been prolific session drummer Josh Freese.”
I remember an article around 1997-1998 where Freese seemed a little annoyed about Dave sorta blowing him off after a few rehearsals, but I'm pretty sure he was talking about post-Will / pre-Taylor. This was literally the only reason I knew who the fuck Josh Freese even was prior to me getting obsessed with the Chinese Democracy DaVinci code rabbit hole.
No wonder the rumor mill about him drumming the future shows run this strong if he’s taken a shot at the gig once or twice already.
John Lousteau may be on the list.
Wish they’d get Colaiuta 😅
I was thinking it would be kind of cool if they just went with one of their friends already in the organization, like John.
My money is still on Freese though. Someone on reddit made the very good point, that that just makes “new drummer” kind of a non-story since it’s just kind of what Freese does. It would look less like a “replacement” and more of just a fill in, then he would either stay with them or not.
If that was the person who made the jumping into an 85mph car analogy, that pretty much summed it up perfectly. First time I've ever been tempted to give up one of those award thingies to a comment.
I think the logical reasons are easy. He's someone with a longer discography that Dave who's been the guy you call when you need a drummer even moreso than Dave has been. I think having known each other that long probably helps. FWIW, I don't think Josh was super thrilled with how it had turned out at the time. It kinda seemed like he thought he had the job and then stopped getting called to practice because Taylor jumped in.
That's the sort of shit that would've blown over forever ago
Yeah, this one here. Not often someone walks in with a very good take that hasn't been said a million times before. Stood out.