Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was recently interviewed by Canoe to discuss his new side project The Birds of Satan and their self-titled EP which released a few weeks ago. The band's prog-meets-hard-rock sound was inspired by the likes of Queen, Aerosmith and Rush. When asked about what makes him such a huge Rush fan here's what Hawkins had to say:
I love all of them. (Bassist) Geddy Lee, he's a bad motherf-er. He comes off as this kind of quiet guy. Oh, my God, you get into a corner with that guy, he is so funny and he's a smartass and he's a bad ass. He's a motherf-er, one of the funniest goofiest guys in the world, he really is, and obviously a brilliant bass player, and they're just a great f-ing true rock and roll band and I love them. I've always loved them. And I owe them so much. And obviously you will hear a lot of Rush on my record. It comes right out of the gate kind of like a Rush album.
You can read the entire interview online here and learn more about The Birds of Satan at thebirdsofsatan.com.