Is Taylor Hawkins going to join RUSH? The Foo Fighters drummer just released a new solo album called KOTA, and of course, he’s got a full time gig with the Foos! But he recently addressed rumours that he could take over drumming duties for the Canadian classic rock legends, because Neil Peart has essentially retired and is no longer in the shape to keep touring. Taylor’s response was awesome, he said:
“You know how many dorks would wanna kick my ass if I tried to be in Rush? It’d be like a nation of dorks chasing me and trying to kill me. ‘You’re not Neil Peart! Don’t even think about it!’”
So I guess the short answer is…NO! Unfortunately, I have a feeling Rush is over for the most part – even Geddy Lee says he’s cool with the band calling it a day. So I don’t think Rush is desperate to replace Neil, although if anyone could do the job it’d be Taylor Hawkins! He’s a huge Rush fan and a kickass drummer, so he’d nail it, he even writes lyrics!
But Rush is Rush and you can’t touch that… and Taylor knows it! However, both Taylor and a buddy of his named Dave Grohl are doing a cover version of Rush’s 2112 Overture for the 40th anniversary reissue of the 2112 album that’s coming out Dec 16.
NME.COM has the full story.