Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Gets Gretsch Signature Snare
The new snare’s shell is 14 inches by 6.5 inches. Finished in chrome, it is plated in black nickel fitted with 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops, ten classic lugs and an adjustable throw-off. Some of Hawkins' touches are the Remo Emperor-X batter and his signature hawk logo, stamped on the side.
Back in June, Hawkins dropped some hints to Billboard about a new Foo Fighters album in the works. He was tight-lipped about details, but he did say Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is working on what might be some ambitious ideas. "We're getting our ideas together. Dave (Grohl) has his brain working overtime, like usual, and he's got a lot of great ideas, both musically and conceptually -- none that I can speak of at this moment, but it's gonna be great. It's gonna be cool," said Hawkins.
Hawkins also mentioned some of his side projects, such as his heavy metal cover band, Chevy Metal. He called it “like, the f--in' s---iest heavy metal wedding band of all time." While he didn’t say the band had any serious plans, they do still play the occasional show. He also said he’d like to do something with his other band, Coattail Riders.
“I've been trying to find a chance to do something like that," Hawkins said in his Billboard interview. "I've got a bunch of demos for songs. Everybody else in Foo Fighters is a lot better at multi-tasking; the only way I can start a Coattail record or a Taylor record or whatever it is, it just kind of has to happen and get rolling and I have to get halfway done with and go, 'Oh, I guess we're doing this...' I'm not good at going, 'OK, we're gonna do this at this time and I need to sit down and work on these songs' and dah, dah, dah. I'm not like that -- which would explain my grade point average in high school. That's why I'm a rock 'n' roll musician, for sure."
For more information on Hawkins’ signature snare, check out Gretsch’s website.