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Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders


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From the drummer of Foo Fighters comes Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders.

A small side-project turned into a fully fledged album, the front man and drummer, Taylor Hawkins, describes it as “an accident.” Hawkins is the drummer and vocalist for the trio. Other members include Chris Chaney on bass (Jane’s Addiction, and also played with Taylor with Alanis Morissette) and an enigmatic “Gannin” on guitar. They ‘ve been active since 2004.

Debut album

On March 21, 2006, the band released their debut self-titled album Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. It featured 11 songs which were recorded by the band during 2004, before Foo Fighters started recording In Your Honor. Their first official video clip was of the first song off the album, titled “Louise.”

Red Light Fever

Taylor Hawkins stated in an interview with ‘The Rock Radio’ website regarding the next Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders album, that recording and production had been completed on the follow-up album, but was yet to have decided on a title, or a release plan.

In February 2010, it was announced the album, named Red Light Fever was to be released on April 19. It features guest stars Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Elliot Easton of The Cars. The album was recorded at Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 in California. Tracks to appear on the album include “Way Down”, “Not Bad Luck” and “Hell to Pay”.


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