Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins discussed the time when he almost became involved in Axl Rose’s Chinese Democracy lineup of Guns N’ Roses.
Hawkins recapped the story of when he received a phone call from the Guns N’ Roses camp while Foo Fighters were on tour for their third album There Is Nothing Left to Lose. Rose had been trying to put together a new lineup a few years after Slash and Duff McKagan had departed from the band.
“They wanted to know if I would come in and try out or whatever. It was kind of otherworldly,” the drummer told Louder. Hawkins ended up seeking advice from Queen drummer, Roger Taylor, who told him that his chemistry with Dave Grohl was something that couldn’t easily be replaced.
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