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Published on July 16th, 2018 | by Alan Cross


When the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins wanted to sing lead, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers stepped in

The Foo Fighters are a pretty equal-opportunity sort of band, so when Taylor Hawkins wanted to sing a cover of The Faces’ “Stay With Me,” someone needed to play drums. Sure, Dave could have done it, but since Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was available…

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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