"He's such a character"
Having previously praised Gallagher as a ‘fucking good rock singer’ as well as recalling ‘wild’ nights together when they played with Oasis, now the Foos drummer has declared that he’s open to a collaboration.
Asked by Matt Wilkinson on his Beats1 radio show if he’d ever drum for Gallagher, Hawkins replied: “Absolutely. He hasn’t asked. He loves [Taylor’s track] ‘Range Rover Bitch’ – that’s so amazing! I’d like to write a song with him. If he likes ‘Range Rover Bitch’ man. I’ve already told him that, he knows. He’s such a character.
“I think for him, having the new band Beady Eye was just confusing to people and now he can be Liam Gallagher which means he can play all the Oasis songs he wants and he can play his new album, which is really the best music he’s made since Oasis. I heard a few Beady Eye things and it was good but he knows he needs to write songs with other people.”
Hawkins added: “I’m stoked for him. And when he’s on man, he’s on! That’s what I love about him, he’s such a temperamental performer.”
Speaking to NME about their history of partying together, Hawkins said: “It was such a fun time, 1995-96, it was amazing. I remember their bus would pull up, outside of Ohio or New Jersey or something like that, and watching those two guys smacking each other, not even out of the bus. We’re going ‘ oh my god, there they are the real deal’. They look amazing and they’re beating the crap out of each other and I can’t even understand a word they are saying. I had a couple of great nights with them Liam back in the day, back in the 90s.
“Every time I see him I get a big hug. I love him. I think he’s one of the great frontmen over the last 20 years, no question. As far as a guy who can hold a microphone and sing, and really not do much of anything. He can move, one little sway, his hair’s always impeccable and he’s always got the best sweatshirt you’ve ever seen in you.”
“They keep texting me, man,” Gallagher told NME. “They wanted to do one tune, but I dunno – I’ll do it one day, but I’m too busy doing this at the moment. But I do like them – I think Foo Fighters have got good tunes. I think Dave Grohl’s very talented, and so is the band.”
This weekend sees Gallagher headline London’s Finsbury Park on Friday June 29 with support from Wolf Alice, Loyle Carner and more. Visit here for tickets and more information.