November 11, 2016


Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Drops Debut Solo EP: Stream 'K.O.T.A.'

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Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins is proving it's never too late to start something new. The 44-year-old drummer just dropped his debut solo EP, the six-song, 19-minute K.O.T.A.

“I had never really made a record where I played predominantly most of the instruments,” he tells Entertainment Weekly. “I’d always had other people play on the record.” Previously he's done two albums with Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders and Birds of Satan, which hit the scene in 2014. “I like to put a little signpost in the road in between every Foo Fighters project. I don’t know why, I just have to do it. I have to get that itch to write songs out of my system.”

Listen to Hawkins' K.O.T.A. below:

Hawkins describes his solo album as "six little stories" about his life. "I’ve written so many songs that mean a lot of different things, but that don’t really mean anything,” he says of the fresh approach.

Earlier this week we learned Foo Fighters will end their live hiatus in 2017. Watch an old-school interview with Dave Grohl talking about baby poop: