In light of the recent news that the Fooies would be pumping the breaks a bit in terms of the live shows, the band are having to look elsewhere to get their on-stage rush. The Foo Fighters much-adored man on the sticks, Taylor Hawkins, teamed up with legendary rock outfit Jane’s Addiction recently, to chase said rush.
Hawkins rocked up apparently halfway through the set (taking place in Dana Point, California) bringing with him a full kit and creating a duelling drums-type situation for the already drum-savvy track Chip Away. Everyone seemed to want to participate in the well-known percussion of the tune originally laid out by Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins. As you can see in the fan footage below, pretty much all the members had a cheeky hit.
Jane’s Addiction are going to be taking advantage of the positive nature currently vibing between members, who, as you know, are just as likely to be found slagging each other off as they would be praising one another. Though currently supporting The Great Escape Artist, frontman Perry Farrell has revealed (according to Loudwire) that the band’s next agenda is well on its way:
“The plan is, as soon as we get off the road, we begin writing our next record. I’d like to give it a six-month window and just get another Jane’s record out, coming off the heels of ‘The Great Escape Artist.’ I think that’s the way to do it for us.”
Despite the news that the Fooies will be taking a break, Dave has been quick to play it down as not a hiatus, claiming that after the band’s scheduled festival performances this year, they will just be cooling it in the UK.