Sunday, May 4, 2014

Taylor Hawkins talks The Birds of Satan and Rush in new interview
12:36PM EST | comments (4) |

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



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#4 - Posted 5/7/14 @2:51PM by jaeger [contact]

Glad to hear about this album, but I always wonder about all this "true rock and roll band" business. What _is_ "rock and roll", anyway?
#3 - Posted 5/4/14 @1:00PM by Reed Lover [contact]

Sounds like Vapor Trails straight out of the blocks. Vocals aren't great.
#2 - Posted 5/4/14 @12:49PM by jiminseattle [contact]

great post #1. Taylor is one cool cat and a pretty damn good drummer.
#1 - Posted 5/4/14 @12:46PM by Will Collier [contact]

I'm convincved Taylor is actually Animal from the Muppet Show. Some mad scientist brought him to life and dropped him off on Dave Grohl's doorstep.

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