Dave Grohl admitted he was amazed that drummer Taylor Hawkins would leave a high-end job touring with then-red hot Alanis Morissette and defect to join him and Foo Fighters in 1997.
During a chat with Entertainment Weekly, Grohl recalled, “I thought he would never leave Alanis' band. At the time, they were packing stadiums around the world. And what, he's going to jump in our red Dodge van and play the f***ing Viper Room again? But within the community of musicians, especially in Los Angeles, there's a Rolodex that goes around. Drummers know drummers, and drummers are always looking for a gig.”
Grohl — still renown as being one of rock's most preeminent stickman for his years with Nirvana — explained, “Drummers are like landscapers — you need your f***ing yard cut, they will come over. It's true. And drummers are also like sharks. If they stop moving, they'll f***ing die.”
Although he's fronted the Foos for 26 years, Dave Grohl told us a while back that he enjoys drumming the most: “I feel most comfortable behind the drums. I mean, being the lead singer of a band I actually feel kind of uncomfortable. I like doing it, and the challenge and the fear is one of the things that I like about it. But playing the drums, it's like I just feel totally comfortable doing it. I don't really worry that, y'know, I'm not gonna be able to do what I'm supposed to do.”