If youâ€™re reading this "BIO" chances are you already know basically what I have been up to for the past ten years or so. Seeing as these "BIOS", for the most part, are read by journalists or people who give a shit enough or get paid enough to know. But here is the deal.
My name is Taylor Hawkins. I play drums in a band called the Foo Fighters. I really love my gig, but like a lot of drummers I am a frustrated songwriter; have been for years. About a year ago I found myself at my broâ€™s house, Drew Hester, recording some tunes. Just fucking around really. By the way, Drew is a drummer as well. He plays with Joe Walsh among others. Drew is not a frustrated songwriter; he is a frustrated producer/engineer. Anyways, we started recording tunes in his shitty living room/bedroom/studio that consists of a $2000 Pro Tools rig and a couple hundred dollars worth of microphones (see kids you can make an album too).
Taylor Hawins and the Coattail RidersI enlisted the help of Drew's roommate Gannin, a ripping guitarist/funny motherfucker. Once we started recording we couldn't stop. We were having too much fun. The songs piled up averaging a song a day. Somewhere along the line I decided we were making a record. Fuck sound quality, fuck analyzing song structures, and fuck all that stuff. We are making a record. After finishing most of the songs we decided we needed the best bass player in town to glue this shit together. Enter Chris Chaney. You need a jazz player? Call Chaney. You need rock? Call Chaney. You need afro Cuban fusion hip hop? Call Chaney. You need bass on your dog food jingle? Call Chaney. I think you get the picture. Chris came in and finished the bass for the album in about a day. We finished the album. Now we are ready to put it out there, warts and all. I hope you enjoy it.