The first song he ever heard from the band was their debut single ‘This Is A Call’. “I was completely blown to smithereens when I heard that,” Hawkins said on the latest episode of Medicine At Midnight Radio on Apple Music Hits.
“I just couldn’t believe how perfect it was. It was Dave [Grohl]‘s voice. Obviously, his drumming was great and his guitar playing was awesome, and the songs were fun and energetic and funny without being jokey and fun without being light.”
He continued: “And ‘This Is A Call’ was just such a call to the Foo Fighter arms. It was definitely the sound of someone going, ‘You know what? Fuck that. I’m not going down like this. I’m going to fucking do my thing.’
“Everyone that heard that first Foo Fighters record, if you are a rock fan, just went, ‘Oh yeah, this guy’s got a second act.’ And I was lucky enough to jump on that second act.”
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The band’s new album, which arrived last week (February 5), debuted at the top spot with a total of 42,500 chart sales – 74 per cent of which were physical copies, including 10,500 on vinyl.