Taylor Hawkins tells the full story of her years with Foo Fighters and her brotherhood with Dave Grohl in never-before-seen audio on the new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now. This includes the time when, early in his tenure, Dave Grohl told the late drummer, “That’s the way it is. This is my fucking band. If you don’t like it, fuck fight,” and Hawkins actually quit the band — for 24 hours.
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Among many other topics, Hawkins talks about how he pushed the band to become bigger live. “‘We gotta be a fuckin’ arena rock band,'” Hawkins recalled telling his bandmates. “We can do it. And Dave already did it with Nirvana without even thinking about it. And the Foo Fighters were doing it. Hawkins also talks about drugs, stage fright, the difference in drumming styles between him and Grohl, and well Moreover.
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