Taylor Hawkins hopes to play Foo Fighters music in his 70’s

Written by on November 2, 2022

Taylor Hawkins hoped to be playing songs with Dave Grohl even when the musicians were in their 70s, it’s revealed in the new documentary Let There Be Drums.

It features interviews with a wide range of drummers and their families, and director Justin Kreutzmann – son of the Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann – said Hawkins had changed the nature of the movie as they recorded his interview section.

“Growing up, when your dad’s a drummer in a band like Grateful Dead, you end up being around a lot of drummers, and people ask you about it a lot,” Kreutzmann told Variety in a new interview. “So you have a lot of funny drummer stories – stories you tell at a party. So I wanted to do really simple, funny drummer stories – hotel smashing type stories. But once we got into it, it grew into a film with a lot more depth than my original intention.”

He added: “So we made a film that will interest drummers, but because of the common theme of family, everybody can relate to it. You don’t have to be obsessed with drumming. And I fully blame Taylor Hawkins for this. During his interview, he asked me, ‘How stable did your home life seem?’ That’s when I was like, ‘Well, people need to know the guy behind the camera.’ And that’s why I begrudgingly put myself on screen.”