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Hawkins and Foo Fighters' bandmate Dave Grohl recently covered the Rush song '2112 Overture'.

Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins has dismissed the idea he could join prog-rock legends Rush.

Rush’s drummer Neil Peart has said he is retiring from touring, meaning bandmates Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee will have to recruit a new drummer if they want to hit the road again.

Foo’s drummer Hawkins is known to be a huge Rush fan. He and bandmate Dave Grohl recently recorded a cover of Rush’s song ‘2112 Overture’ for a box set celebrating the album of the same name’s 40th anniversary.

Asked on Sirius XM show Trunk Nation if he would be tempted to fill in for Peart, Hawkins replied: “You know how many fucking dorks would wanna kick my ass if I tried to be in Rush? It’d be like a nation of dorks chasing me and trying to kill me. ‘You’re not Neil Peart! Don’t even think about it!'”

Listen to Hawkins respond to the question below.

Trunk Nation – Taylor Hawkins On Possibly Joining Rush by SiriusXM Entertainment

Eddie Trunk jokes about the possibility of Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters possibly taking over for Neil Peart in Rush.

Foo Fighters recently confirmed that they will headline Nos Alive in Portugal next summer, as well as Poland’s Open’er Festival.

They have also been booked to headline Denmark’s Roskilde Festival 2017, which takes place the same week as next year’s Glastonbury Festival. Fans are now speculating that the band could jet from Roskilde to Glastonbury for a rumoured headline set at Worthy Farm.

More European live dates are expected shortly, with the band launching a digital passport to detail their tour schedule.

The band are expected to release a new album next year – despite reports that Dave Grohl is working on a solo album and Hawkins confirming the release of his debut solo effort.