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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins announces solo album

Listen to Hawkins solo track 'Range Rover Bitch'

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has announced a solo album, sharing new song ‘Range Rover Bitch’.

Foo Fighters have been on a recent hiatus, taking a break from earlier this month (Oct 19) for a special charity gig featuring members of KISS, Van Halen and Jane’s Addiction.

The album is titled ‘KOTA’ and will be released on November 11. The “mini-LP” will feature Hawkins on lead vocals and “nearly every instrument,” according to a press release. You can listen to ‘Range Rover Bitch’ below.

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Earlier this year, producer Butch Vig hinted that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl could be set to go solo.

Garbage drummer Vig famously produced Nirvana’s classic 1991 album ‘Nevermind’, later working with Foo Fighters on a number of releases, including ‘Sonic Highways’ in 2014.

Vig told The Daily Beast that he and Grohl were planning on meeting up later this year to work on new songs Grohl had been writing, but said there were “no plans for more Foos”. The band had previously suggested that they would embark on a hiatus.

“I just met with Dave and he’s been writing some songs, but there are no plans for more Foos,” Vig said. “I know he talked about another ‘Sonic Highways’, but nothing’s come to fruition yet.”

“But did you see the [hiatus announcement] clip online? You gotta go check it out. It’s Dave Grohl’s new solo record. He released a little video, and it’s… it’s funny.”

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Vig continued: “But hopefully I’ll be in the studio again in the fall. If I’m back in with the Foo Fighters again, that… I don’t really know.” Elsewhere in the interview, Vig also spoke about making ‘Nevermind’ with Nirvana and what Grohl brought to the band. “Dave was a breath of fresh air because he had this goofy sense of humor. He was so young,” he said.

Foo Fighters’ last studio release was the Saint Cecilia EP in 2015.

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