Foo Fighters officially name Josh Freese as their new drummer

Dave Grohl and Josh Freese
(Image credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame / Andrew Toth/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Foo Fighters have officially named the drummer who will be joining the band in the wake of Taylor Hawkins’ death.

As many had speculated, in-demand session heavyweight Josh Freese – whose resume boasts stints on the stool with Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Devo and many others – will be linking up with Dave Grohl and co full-time, and will be joining the group for their forthcoming tour.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.