5 Best Taylor Hawkins Songs From Foo Fighters

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It’s hard to become the drummer of the Dave Grohl-fronted group since we all remembered Grohl as the exceptional drummer from one of music’s greatest bands of all: Nirvana. But it takes guts to be Taylor Hawkins, who filled the role of being the Foo Fighters’ drum maestro. Hawkins’ tragic death at the age of 50 left some questions unanswered but one thing’s for sure: he’s got ferocity and palpable beat we all needed. Here are some of his greatest songs inside Foo Fighters.


“Bridge Burning” – Wasting Light (2011)

From their 2011 album Wasting Light, “Bridge Burning” has that charm that compels you to sit back and listen to the album more. All of the other instruments were ravening on their parts, but nothing could compare to the snarling drums courtesy of Hawkins.

“Low” – One By One (2002)

Dave Grohl admits to naming “Low” as everyone’s favorite song, but “there’s just no way ‘cause it’s too weird.” We can hear Hawkins at his most ravenous moment; colliding with an epic guitar arrangement that we could all headbang to.

“Pretender” – Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007)

Listen, we don’t have to “pretend” that we don’t know the one song that sent Foo Fighters to the top of the charts. Hawkins’ drumming is simple, neat, and calculated; only a genius could do it like that.

“Rope” – Wasting Light (2011)

This single from Foo Fighters’ Wasting Light album proves that Hawkins could do just about anything. “Rope” was said to be inspired by Queen’s “Keep Yourself Alive,” which for the drummer, was intensely satisfying to hear since he couldn’t believe that there was a drum solo right inside Queen’s first-ever single.

“Aurora” – There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999)

The sweet tenderness of “Aurora” in turn made Hawkins fall in love and made it his favorite track from the There is Nothing Left to Lose record. “I love it when Dave gets in his almost yacht rock softness in his voice and he double tracks his voice really nice,” Hawkins said. That was the first drum track that I ever did for the Foo Fighters that I was really, really proud of.”