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Taylor Hawkins

Biography

Known principally for his function as drummer for the post-grunge rock act Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins was created in Dallas in Feb 17, 1972. Though blessed in Tx, Hawkins was raised in the browse and fine sand of California’s Laguna Seaside. Inspired from his youngsters with the Police’s Stewart Copeland, Hawkins briefly spent period early in his profession honing his abilities using the experimental group Sylvia before enlisting within the touring music group for Canadian vocalist/songwriter Alanis Morissette. Once the Foo Fighters discovered themselves instantly with out a drummer in 1997, nevertheless, Hawkins jumped at the opportunity to sign up for the group’s rates behind the drum package. Though immensely savoring his position using the music group — so when the Foo Fighters turned out to be significant stars among the choice rock globe of the past due ’90s in to the 2000s — Hawkins regarded himself somewhat of the frustrated songwriter. Therefore in the design of bandmate Dave Grohl (Nirvana drummer transformed Foo Fighters frontman and guitarist), Hawkins started, somewhat unintentionally, a side task in the summertime of 2004 that could ultimately become Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders. Differing from Grohl, nevertheless, is the fact that while Hawkins offered as his band’s vocalist, he continued to be the drummer aswell. The Coattail Riders started whenever a restless Hawkins began randomly writing music with drummer friend (and aspiring manufacturer) Drew Hester throughout a break in the Foo’s timetable. Hester’s housemate, Gannin, added in a few electric guitar parts, and what began as just the people having a great time abruptly materialized into an recording. Chris Chaney (Jane’s Craving, Alanis Morissette) was recruited for bass responsibilities, adding his parts in mere one day. Documented in three weeks, the tracks were reserve to focus on WITHIN YOUR Honor, the Foo Fighters’ pending launch, but Hawkins came back for them in middle-2005. The ensuing self-titled recording was tinged with traditional rock — affects included the authorities, early prog rock and roll, Devo, and Queen — and released in March 2006 on Thrive.

Quick Facts


Full Name Taylor Hawkins
Height 1.79 m
Profession Actor, Drummer, Singer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Alison Hawkins
Children Annabelle Hawkins, Oliver Shane Hawkins
Siblings Jason Hawkins, Heather Hawkins
Music Songs The Pretender, Everlong, Best of You, Learn To Fly, Run, Walk, My Hero, Times like These, These Days, All My Life, Something from Nothing, Monkey Wrench, Long Road to Ruin, Breakout, Walking After You, The Feast and the Famine, Rope, What Did I Do? / God as My Witness, Arlandria, In the Clear, Saint Cecilia, Bridge Burning, No Way Back, The Neverending Sigh, Next Year, Let It Die, White Limo, Resolve, Wheels, Iron Rooster, Stranger Things Have Happened, Stacked Actors
Albums Red Light Fever, Skin and Bones, The Colour and the Shape, In Your Honor, Wasting Light, Sonic Highways, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, There Is Nothing Left to Lose, One by One, Everywhere but Home, Greatest Hits, Saint Cecilia, Songs from the Laundry Room, Five Songs and a Cover, Live In Holland, Kota
Nominations NME Award for Best Dressed
Movies CBGB
TV Shows Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways


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#Fact
1 Lives in Topanga, California.
2 Taylor and Allison are expecting a second child in 2009.
3 Son, Oliver Shane Hawkins, born August 2007.
4 Expecting second child in Summer 2009.
5 Son, Oliver Shane, born 2006.
6 Grew up in Laguna Beach, California
7 Plays drums for the Foo Fighters (1997-)
8 Has a brother, Jason
9 Lives within an hour of his childhood home in Topanga Canyon
10 Was the drummer for Alanis Morissette from 1995-1996.
11 (?-1997) Was the drummer in Alanis Morissette's band.
12 (1997-present) Drummer for the Foo Fighters.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Formula 1: Ten Sport 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bosch 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Muppets. 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 2015 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shaun the Sheep Movie 2015 writer: "HOME"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2011-2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2011-2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Boyhood 2014/I writer: "Let It Die"
The Voice UK 2012-2013 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2013 TV Series writer - 16 episodes
Sound City 2013 Documentary performer: "You Can't Fix This", "The Man That Never Was", "Your Wife Is Calling" / writer: "You Can't Fix This", "The Man That Never Was", "Your Wife Is Calling"
Rage 2008-2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Conan 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Real Steel 2011 writer: "Miss the Misery"
A Deeper Shade of Blue 2011 Documentary writer: "Free Me"
Idool 2011 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2010-2011 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Beauty Day 2011 Documentary writer: "No Way Back", "DOA"
Legends TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Guitar Hero: Van Halen 2009 Video Game writer: "Best Of You"
Guitar Hero: Metallica 2009 Video Game writer: "Stacked Actors"
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground 2007 Video Game writer: "The Pretender"
SingStar Amped 2007 Video Game writer: "Best Of You"
Rock Band 2007 Video Game writer: "Learn to Fly"
The West Wing 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 1999-2003 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Life or Something Like It 2002 writer: "Learn to Fly"
Daria in 'Is It College Yet?' 2002 TV Movie writer: "Learn to Fly"
Orange County 2002 "The One"
Roswell 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ed 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Loser 2000 writer: "Aurora"
Daria 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Here on Earth 2000 writer: "Breakout"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CBGB 2013 Iggy Pop

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Somewhere, Anywhere, Everywhere 2004 Video documentary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Foo Fighters: White Limo 2011 Short Himself
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage 2010 Documentary Himself, Foo Fighters
Legends 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Drummer, The Foo Fighters
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Start Me Up 2009 Video Himself
Better Than Therapy 2008 Video Himself
Foo Fighters: Live at Wembley Stadium 2008 Video documentary
Balls of Steel 2008 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1995-2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Alanis Morissette
Foo Fighters: Hyde Park 2006 Video Himself - Drummer
Last Call with Carson Daly 2006 TV Series Himself
UK Music Hall of Fame: Biggest Selling Artists of the 21st Century 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Special 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Foo Fighters: Everywhere But Home 2003 Video documentary Himself
The Work of Director Michel Gondry 2003 Video Himself (segment "Everlong") (uncredited)
Top 40 2003 TV Series Himself
4Pop 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary Himself (as Foo Fighters)
Sendung ohne Namen 2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Howard Stern 2002 TV Series Himself
Making the Video 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Alanis Morissette: You Learn Live 1997 Video Himself - Drums
Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill - Live 1997 Video Himself - Drums
Foo Fighters: Everlong 1997 Video short Himself
Rush: 2112 Overture 2016 Short Himself
Range Rover Bitch 2016 Video short Himself
Rush: A Salute to Kings 2016 Short Himself
Whatever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll? 2015 TV Movie Himself - Foo Fighters
Radio 1's Big Weekend Norwich 2015 2015 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest: Foo Fighters
Sonic Highways 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Drummer, Foo Fighters (segment "Foo Fighters")
Late Show with David Letterman 2011-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Top Ten List Presenter / Himself - Foo Fighters: Drums
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years 2014 Himself
Mentiras Verdaderas 2013 TV Series Himself
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2013 TV Movie Himself - Presenter / Performer
Sound City 2013 Documentary Himself
Conan 2011 TV Series Himself
SXSW Flashback 2011 2011 TV Movie Himself
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth 2011 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Drummer, Foo Fighters (segment "Foo Fighters")
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie Himself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Himself - Accused / Himself - Foo Fighters

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#Quote
1 It was thanks to Rush that I got into Genesis. After listening to Neil, I bought the Seconds Out live album, which was released in 1977. It's just amazing. Not only hearing Phil Collins playing the drums, but also singing. He gets a really bad rap from some people for 'daring' to take over after Peter Gabriel quit, but you just hear the way he sounds here. The beauty of this album is that it's got songs from ...Trick Of The Tail, the first album Genesis did without Gabriel. Collins is an incredible drummer. Anyone who wants to be good on the drums should check him out - the man is a master.
2 [on Roger Taylor of Queen] Every time Roger opens up his hi-hat or hits the snare, you just know that's him playing. It's those elements that give a band personality and are so often missing today.
3 [on Phil Collins] People seem to have forgotten that Phil is one of the greatest rock drummers ever to have walked the planet. I've been lucky enough to have had drum lessons from people like Chad (Smith) and Dave (Grohl) in the past, but I'd love to get a lesson from him. So Phil, if you're out there, please come and teach me how to play 'properly'.
4 Why go on vacation when work is so much more fun.


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