Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders: 6 May 2010 — New York


Hawkins imagined Red Light Fever as "sounding like me having sex with my record collection," but delivered from start to finish with the same thrusts at the same speed with the same pressure, the music only humps the listener into numbness.

As drummer for the Foo Fighters, Hawkins (et al.) has won more Grammys for Best Rock Album than any other artist. Also as a Foo Fighter, Hawkins (et al.) has shipped more than 10 million studio albums in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Canada. He has fame and fortune and everything that goes with it—including the ability to ring up his childhood idols, Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen, to play on the album of his occasional side project. With his blond locks and toothy grin, Hawkins embodies many a boy and girl’s rock ‘n’ roll beach-boy fantasy.
But his boss is Dave Grohl. . . .

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