Like Dave Grohl before him, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has taken his musical career to the next level by stepping out from behind the drumset to front his own band, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. The band recorded its debut album with Hawkins handling the drum, vocal and guitar duties alongside guitarist Gannin and bassist Chris Chaney (Jane's Addiction, Alanis Morissette).
This won't be the first time Hawkins has stepped up to the mic. While with the Foo Fighters, he has been credited with vocal contributions on In Your Honor's "Cold Day In The Sun" and the 1999 b-side cover of Pink Floyd's "Have a Cigar."
Hawkins has prepared a solo tour of the U.S. and the U.K., for this coming spring, in support of the record. Despite being accustomed to playing stadium shows with the Foos, the Coattail Riders will be performing concerts in more intimate settings.
The debut album is slated to hit store shelves on March 7, but you can check out some of the new tracks by visiting their myspace page, click here.