Foo Fighters Tease First New Music Since Taylor Hawkins' Passing

13 April 2023 | 8:40 am | Mary Varvaris

The teasing of a new song has thrilled fans who hope a new record will accompany Foo Fighters’ upcoming live shows.

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“Are you thinking what I’m thinking?” 

That’s the message that appears on the 13-second video Foo Fighters shared on social media overnight, teasing what seems to be their first new music since the tragic passing of Taylor Hawkins. Check out the clip below.

A riff-laden snippet, the teasing of a new song has thrilled fans who hope a new record will accompany Foo Fighters’ upcoming live shows.

As their headlining appearances at the music festivals Boston Calling, Sonic Temple and Bonnaroo rapidly approach, Foo Fighters are gearing up - will they premiere new music on stage or before their upcoming concerts?

On New Year’s Eve, Foo Fighters paid tribute to Taylor Hawkins and announced that they would continue as a band. Speculation about who would sit in the drummer’s seat has followed them ever since, with Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron denying rumours that he’s joining the band.

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The tribute read, "Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life. And for the past 27 years, our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us all get through the darkest of times together. A place to share our joy and our pain, our hopes and our fears, and to join in a chorus of life together through music. Without Taylor, we never would have become the band that we were -- and without Taylor, we know that we're going to be a different band going forward." 

"We also know that you, the fans meant as much to Taylor as he meant to you. And we know that when we see you all again- and we will soon - he'll be there in spirit with all of us every night."

In February, UK radio presenter Chris Moyles claimed that the band would release a new album in March. He quickly apologised for leaking the news and powering up the rumour mill, directly addressing Dave Grohl: "Look, all I will say is this. I can’t say anymore…anyway, sorry, Dave. I’m really sorry, Dave."

There has yet to be any word on rescheduling the band's Australian shows, slated to go ahead in November and December of last year before Taylor Hawkins' passing. The band were to have performed seven stadium shows across Australia and New Zealand and are expected to return when the band are back on the road.