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Roger Taylor comments on rumors son Rufus will be drumming with Foo Fighters

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Queen‘s Roger Taylor has commented on the rumors that his son, The Darkness drummer Rufus Taylor, will be playing drums with Foo Fighters on tour.

Rufus was among the many guest drummers who played alongside Dave Grohl and company at last September’s tribute concerts to the late Taylor Hawkins. As he was good friends with Hawkins and the Foos, Rufus’ name has been bandied about as a possible replacement when the “Everlong” outfit returns to the road in May.

During an interview with BBC Radio 2, Roger was asked if he knows whether Rufus will be taking on the Foo Fighters drum throne.

“[Rufus] does play brilliantly with [Foo Fighters], he knows all their stuff, he knows them all very well,” Roger replied. “He did play ‘Best of You’ with the Foos [at the tribute concerts], and it was phenomenal.”

He added, though, “What exactly is happening, I don’t know.”

Pearl Jam and Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron was also rumored as the new Foo Fighters drummer. In response, Cameron said, “FYI the internet rumors are false, I haven’t joined the Foos.”

What we do know for sure is that Foo Fighters will release a new album called But Here We Are, featuring the single “Rescued,” on June 2. Their first show back is scheduled for May 24 in Gilford, New Hampshire.

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