Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Clarifies What Queen And Rush Had In Common

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins opened up about Rush album, ‘Permanent Waves’ in an article published by himself on Louder Sound while revealing the similarity between Rush and Queen both of which managed to adapt time and change their music.

As many of you know, ‘Permanent Waves’ is the seventh studio album by Rush, released on January 14, 1980, receiving positive reviews both from critics and fans as well as becoming the band’s most successful album by the time of its release, selling one million copies.

In addition to being a commercial success, the album marks the change in the band’s sound towards more radio-friendly songs such as ‘The Spirit of Radio’ and ‘Freewill,’ despite carrying the previous signature style in some of their songs such as nine-minute track ‘Natural Science.’

Recently, Taylor Hawkins published an article on Louder Sound in which he praised ‘Permanent Waves’ while revealing it’s one of his favorite albums by Rush as well as revealing that both Rush and the Police were two of his favorite bands back then.

Here is what Hawkins said:

“I missed Permanent Waves when it was first released back in 1980 because I was too young. I was living at Laguna Beach in California around 1982 when I was really starting to get into music, and it was the new wave that was hip. The likes of Rush and Led Zeppelin were definitely not cool! If you had long hair and were into hard rock, then you were a definite dork. Rush and The Police were my two favorite bands at the time, but I kinda had to hide my Rush albums a bit!”

In addition to revealing his opinions about the iconic Rush album, Foo Fighters drummer also expressed his opinions about a similarity between Rush and the legendary band Queen. Apparently, both bands achieved to make a change when it comes to their albums and sounds as the time also changed which made them relatable at all times.

Here is what the successful drummer said:

“They were starting to get a little less ‘dungeons and dragons’ and streamlining the writing, dealing with more realistic stuff than the older tunes had – and that was exactly what I loved about this album. Both Rush and Queen were able to change with the times and the records those bands came out with when the new wave was all the rage are some of my favorite albums they ever recorded.”

You can see the source right here.