Foo Fighters are giving a warm welcome to their new drummer, Josh Freese.

The Foo Fighters have been making sure their newest member, drummer Josh Freese, feels right at home as they hit the stage for their summer tour. At the recent 2023 Sonic Temple Arts & Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, the band went above and beyond to welcome Freese into the fold. This performance marked their third show since officially announcing Freese’s full-time membership in the band.

To introduce Freese to Foo Fighters fans and showcase his talent, the band dedicated a portion of their set to songs from his impressive catalog. This included a cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “March of the Pigs,” where Freese’s drumming prowess was on full display. The cover was part of an electrifying medley that also featured hits like Devo’s “Whip It” and Puddle of Mudd’s “Blurry.” The energy was palpable as Freese kicked off the medley with an epic drum solo, setting the tone for an unforgettable performance.

Before joining the Foo Fighters, Freese built an illustrious career as an in-demand session and live drummer. With extensive experience playing with bands like Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, and Devo, Freese brings a wealth of talent and versatility to the Foo Fighters lineup.

Fans had been eagerly awaiting Freese’s official introduction to the band, especially after he unexpectedly canceled his summer shows with other acts. His appearance at the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts in 2022 only fueled speculation that he was a top contender to replace Hawkins full-time.

Finally, during a humorous clip featured in their recent “Preparing Music for Concerts” live stream, the Foo Fighters revealed Freese as their new drummer. The announcement was met with excitement and anticipation from fans, eager to see what Freese would bring to the band’s dynamic sound.

Now, as the Foo Fighters’ summer tour spans across North America and Europe, Freese is an integral part of the lineup. With upcoming performances at renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and Austin City Limits, fans can expect to witness Freese’s exceptional talent in action as he takes his place behind the kit with the Foo Fighters.

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