FOO FIGHTERS share video for 'Rescued' from 'Preparing Music For Concerts' livestream
FOO FIGHTERS have shared a music video for their song “Rescued”. The footage is taken from the “Preparing Music For Concerts” May 21 livestream, which included the reveal of a new drummer in Josh Freese. Freese was unveiled as the drummer during the livestream after comedic cameos by Chad Smith of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Tommy Lee of MÖTLEY CRÜE and Danny Carey of TOOL. “Rescued” was the first single from their eleventh album, “But Here We Are”, which came out on June 2 on Roswell Records/RCA Records.
When it was first released, “Rescued” generated raves, including “driven by a fresh sense of pathos and urgency” (The New York Times),”FOO FIGHTERS have never sounded more vital” (Consequence),” “one of the FOOS‘ most immediate, emotional songs” (Vulture),”delivers everything fans have come to know and love” (Revolver) and more.
Produced by Greg Kurstin and FOO FIGHTERS, “But Here We Are” is in nearly equal measure the eleventh FOO FIGHTERS album and the first chapter of the band’s new life.
FOO FIGHTERS played their first official concert with Freese on May 24 at Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion At Meadowbrook in Gilford, New Hampshire. The band launched the 21-song set with “Rescued” and performed three other cuts from the “But Here We Are” LP, “Under You”, “Nothing At All” and the title track. The rest of the concert included the first performance of “Cold Day In The Sun” in five years, and frontman Dave Grohl‘s daughter Violet Grohl joining the band onstage for “Shame Shame”.
FOO FIGHTERS will make a few other festival stops, including Bonnaroo in June, Festival D’Ete De Quebec in July, Outside Lands in August, the Ohana, also in August, and Chicago’s Riot Fest in September.
Freese was most recently drumming for Danny Elfman but was recently replaced by Ilan Rubin. Freese was also touring with THE OFFSPRING up until last year, with former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES drummer Brandon Pertzborn stepping in to officially replace him a few weeks ago.
Freese replaces longtime FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins, who tragically passed away in March 2022 at the age of 50.
Freese previously played with the FOO FIGHTERS at the tribute concerts to Hawkins in 2022.
Freese is a veteran session drummer who has performed with GUNS N’ ROSES, A PERFECT CIRCLE, PUDDLE OF MUDD, NINE INCH NAILS, WEEZER, PARAMORE, THE REPLACEMENTS, Sting and THE VANDALS, among many others. He has also played more than 300 recordings ranging in genres from pop to rock to country.