Taylor Hawkins Biography
Taylor Hawkins is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters.
Taylor Hawkins was the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette as well as the drummer in progressive experimental band Sylvia. In 2004, Hawkins formed his own side project, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, in which he plays drums and sings. He was voted “Best Rock Drummer” in 2005 by the United Kingdom drumming magazine Rhythm.
Taylor Hawkins Age
Oliver Taylor Hawkins was born in Fort Worth, Texas on February 17, 1972. He is currently 47 years old as of 2019.
Taylor Hawkins Early Life
Taylor Hawkins grew up in Laguna Beach, California. Hawkins has a brother, Jason, and a sister, Heather. He attended Thurston Jr. High School and later went to Laguna Beach High School. After leaving the Orange County-based band Sylvia (later emerging as ANYONE), he joined up as the drummer for Sass Jordan. He left to act as the drummer for Alanis Morissette.
Taylor Hawkins Wife
Hawkins and his wife, Alison Hawkins, have three children. Their son, Oliver Shane, was born in 2006; their daughter, Annabelle, was born in winter, 2009; and their second daughter, Everleigh, was born in November 2014. They reside in Hidden Hills, California after moving from Topanga Canyon in 2012.
Taylor Hawkins Career
Between 1995 and 1996, Hawkins was the drummer for Canadian musician Alanis Morissette for her Can’t Not tour. He appeared in Morissette’s videos for “You Oughta Know”, “All I Really Want” and “You Learn”. He also appeared on Morissette’s VHS/DVD Jagged Little Pill, Live (1997).
Taylor Hawkin’s drumming duties with the Foo Fighters, Hawkins is also an accomplished rock singer, guitarist, and pianist. His first lead vocal with the group was a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Have a Cigar”. Two versions of the song were released, one as the b-side to “Learn to Fly” and another on the Mission: Impossible 2 soundtrack album. He sang lead vocals on the original “Cold Day in the Sun,” from In Your Honor, which was later released as a single, and the cover of Creams “I Feel Free,” which appeared as the b-side of “DOA” and on the EP Five Songs and a Cover.
Taylor Hawkins also sang lead vocals for the band’s cover of Joe Walsh’s “Life of Illusion.” Most recently, he sang lead vocals for “Sunday Rain,” a track on the Foo Fighters’ 2017 album Concrete and Gold. Many Foo Fighters live shows feature Hawkins singing lead vocals on at least one cover song.
Taylor Hawkins has said that his drumming has been chiefly influenced by classic rock drummers. His main influences are Phil Collins of Genesis, Stewart Copeland of The Police, Roger Taylor of Queen, Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction, Jim Gordon of Derek and the Dominos and Neil Peart of Rush. He was once guest editor of Rhythm and interviewed Collins, Copeland, Taylor, and Perkins for the issue.
Oliver Taylor and the coattail riders
Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders is a band founded by Taylor Hawkins, drummer for the Foo Fighters. Hawkins is the drummer and vocalist for the trio. Other band members include Chris Chaney on bass, Gannin Arnold on guitar and support vocals, and Nate Wood on guitar and support vocals. Chaney and Hawkins had previously been in Alanis Morissette’s tour band ‘Sexual Chocolate’.
The project was launched when Hawkins started recording a few songs at a home studio owned by a friend, Drew Hester. This ended up spawning a band, with Taylor Hawkins on vocals. On March 21, 2006, the band released their debut self-titled album Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. It featured 11 songs which were recorded by the band during 2004 before Foo Fighters started recording In Your Honor. Their first official video was of the first song off the album, titled “Louise.”
Oliver Taylor Queen
Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins recruited Queen drummer Roger Taylor on Sunday for a live cover of “Under Pressure,” the latter band’s 1982 hit with David Bowie. The performance a warm-gig promoting the band’s upcoming October festival, Cal Jam – highlighted a surprise pop-up show at the parking lot of the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California.
The all-star team-up occurred during an opening set from Hawkins’ covers band, Chevy Metal. The drummer’s Foo Fighters bandmates Pat Smear and Nate Mendel also joined for “Under Pressure”; Hawkins handled the Freddie Mercury portion of the vocal duet, with Chevy Metal’s Wiley Hodgden covering the Bowie melodies.
As Ultimate Classic Rock reports, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl came onstage after “Under Pressure” and joined the band for a version of the Faces’ “Stay With Me.” Foo Fighters, who were billed as “the Holy Shits” for the show, then began their own rarities-heavy set with “White Limo.”
Taylor is a longtime Foo friend, having appeared onstage with the Concrete and Gold band multiple times – including a 2006 cameo alongside Queen bandmate Brian May and helping form a “superdupergroup” with Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones in 2015.
Oliver Taylor Net Worth
The American musician Taylor Hawkins has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars as of 2019.
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