Taylor Hawkins


Oliver Taylor Hawkins is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the rock band Foo Fighters. Prior to joining the band in 1997, he was the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette on her Jagged Little Pill and Can't Not tours, as well as the drummer in the progressive experimental band called Sylvia which, after changing their name to Anyone, went on to sign with Roadrunner Records.… Read More

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1972 Birth Oliver Taylor Hawkins was born in Fort Worth, Texas on February 17, 1972.
1976 4 Years Old His family moved to Laguna Beach, California in 1976, where Hawkins grew up. … Read More


2006 34 Years Old In 2006, Hawkins released a self-titled LP with his side project, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. … Read More
2007 35 Years Old At Live Earth in 2007, Hawkins was part of SOS Allstars with Roger Taylor of Queen and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers. … Read More
2010 38 Years Old Taylor Hawkins appears on Slash's solo album Slash, released in 2010, providing backing vocals on the track "Crucify the Dead," featuring Ozzy Osbourne. … Read More


2012 40 Years Old In June 2012, it was announced that Hawkins was cast in the role of Iggy Pop in the upcoming rock film CBGB. … Read More
2014 42 Years Old In March 2014, Taylor announced his new side project called The Birds of Satan. It features Hawkins' drum technician and bandmate from Chevy Metal, Wiley Hodgden on bass guitar and vocals as well as guitarist Mick Murphy also of Chevy Metal. The band's self-titled debut album was released in April 2014, with a release party at 'Rock n Roll Pizza' featuring the Foo Fighters guesting on some of the cover tracks. … Read More
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