Listen: Late Foo Fighters Drummer Provided Vocals For New Johnny Winter Cover

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Prior to his passing, the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins provided vocals for a Johnny Winter cover that just recently came out.

Johnny Winter was an American blues and rock and roll singer and guitarist. The cover is part of the Brother Johnny covers album, put together by Winter’s younger brother Edgar Winter.

The cover that features the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins is called “Guess I’ll Go Away.”

Regarding working with the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, Edgar Winter shared the following (via a Facebook post signed by him and his wife):

“I had only just met Taylor, and barely got to know him, but I was so impressed by his sincerity, positive energy, and pure enthusiasm. He had a unique spontaneous style different from anyone I’ve ever worked with before.

I can be very opinionated—but as soon as heard what he was doing, I knew it was best to step back, stay out of the way, and let him do his thing. That session was an experience I will never forget.

“When I tried to open a business discussion, he simply would not hear of it. He said—I don’t want ANYTHING for doing this, I just want’a get out there and Rock. And Rock HE DID! I don’t know if it was out of respect for Johnny, a desire to help me in what I was doing, compassion for the nature of the project, or his friendship with Ross. Most probably all these things—but whatever it was, he gave it His ALL!”

You can read the full post from Winter, as well as check out the Johnny Winter cover of “Guess I’ll Go Away” featuring the late Foo Fighters drummer below. You will also find a link to Taylor Hawkin’s last performance with the Foo Fighters below as well. Taylor Hawkins passed away on March 25th, 2022.

“I don’t say goodbye”: Watch Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins’ Last Performance Before His Passing


Words by: Michael Pementel