Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Apr 5th 2010 12:00PM by Linda Laban
"I was just at our studio yesterday, me and Dave [Grohl] are starting to work on ideas, rough sketches for the next Foo Fighters record," Hawkins tells Spinner. "We have all these posters up, like Motorhead posters, rock photographs, whatever. One of the posters we have is a tour poster from 1997, right when I joined the band. It was from over in England. I was looking at some of the clubs we played like Corn Exchange and Rock City and all these places. I was like, 'wow.'" As in, "wow, you don't play those small places anymore?" "Not with Foo Fighters. Not yet," he adds with a laugh.
Indeed, Hawkins and the Coattail Riders will mostly play smaller venues than the Madison Square Garden and Wembley Stadium-sized venues the Foos are used to. Still, they'll add in some summer festivals, including the opening day of London's five-year-old Wireless on July 2. More clubs shows are expected to be announced soon.
"It's such a different thing," says Hawkins, speaking from his home turf of Laguna Beach, Calif. "I like playing clubs. They're better for listening to music. They're not as much of an event as something like a Wembley Stadium but as far as listening pleasure, I like watching bands in clubs. It really fits the Coattail Riders. I sing most of the songs from behind the drums. It's not like I'm prancing around the stage like Mick Jagger or something."