INTERVIEW: Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters

We talk new album ‘Medicine At Midnight’, the Dave Grohl vs Nandi Bushell drum battle, and Patrick Mahomes.

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has a mild case of quarterback envy. I can’t even hit my first question before Taylor, a Minnesota Vikings fan, establishes Patrick Mahomes as the topic of conversation. “Where did that guy come from!? He’s a freak of nature!” We know, Taylor. We know. <3

However, Taylor is just as enthusiastic talking about how their forthcomingDavid Bowie-influenced Medicine At Midnight compares to other recent Foo efforts like Sonic Highways and Wasting Light as he was talking about Mahomes. And what is it like to watch his musical brother and bandmate, one Mr. Dave Grohl, connect with people in such a unique way a la his drum battle with the young, British, viral musician Nandi Bushell?

Taylor called in from his car, driving down the 101 through the Hollywood Hills. Can’t ask for more rockstar than that! But those circumstances make for less than optimal audio quality. Thanks for bearing with us as you listen below.