Taylor Hawkins: ‘Liam Gallagher is one of the last great rock stars’

Foo Fighters drew the ire of Liam’s brother, Noel, when they headlined Reading Festival this year, after Hawkins stuck a picture of Oasis to his drum kit and Grohl called for the band to reunite.

Noel responded by suggesting a petition for Foo Fighters to split up. Hawkins is “Team Liam”. “He is truly one of the last great rock stars,” he says. “He just f***ing stands there on stage, the bastard, in his parka, eye-balling, with a tambourine that he’s not even playing. I just love him.”

Most of the new “rock stars” are hip-hop artists, he suggests. “I saw Travis Scott, his show was pretty gnarly, almost like a f***ing Metallica gig. Generally, rock music is not something that’s particularly trendy right now.”

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