Taylor Hawkins contemplates the end of Foo Fighters: "I just hope that we stop before it gets bad"
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on November 7, 2019
Foo Fighters have been growing strong for over 20 years at this point, but drummer Taylor Hawkins is prepared for it to all go away at any moment.
“You still have to treat every gig and every session like it could be the last,” Hawkins tells Billboard. “Because there may come a point where Dave [Grohl] goes, ‘I don’t think I can get up there and scream like a wild animal anymore.'”
He adds, “I just hope that we stop before it gets bad.”
But, as Hawkins points out, The Rolling Stones are “still one of the best live bands in the world,” despite being “old as dirt.”
“When I was in high school — you know, Steel Wheels era — I remember looking at them and thinking, ‘They’re so f***ing old!,'” Hawkins says of the Stones. “They were in their 40s, which is our age now, and it’s like, ‘Oh my God, I’m on the Steel Wheels tour!'”
As it stands today, Foo Fighters are, of course, still an ongoing concern, and have begun work on a new album to follow 2017’s Concrete and Gold. Meanwhile, Hawkins will release a new record with his band the Coattail Riders, titled Get the Money, this Friday.
“No matter what happens, I’ll never stop putting out records,” Hawkins promises. “I enjoy it too much.”
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