'There’s a bunch of other stuff with Ozzy and Taylor that’s going to be used for another thing.'
Before his tragic passing back in March, Taylor Hawkins worked with Ozzy Osbourne on Patient Number 9, the latest album from the Black Sabbath legend that dropped last week.
The Foo Fighters drummer appears on a number of songs on the release, splitting duties with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, and was even given writing credits on various tracks.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Patient Number 9 producer Andrew Watt revealed that there’s unreleased music featuring Hawkins that will eventually be unveiled.
“There’s a bunch of other stuff with Ozzy and Taylor, as well, that’s going to be used for another thing,” he said.
While no other information has been given on a release, Osbourne has been quite active in recent years, dropped two albums since 2020, so hopefully there won’t be a long wait until the remaining tracks are released, in whatever format that might be.
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Earlier this month, the surviving members of Foo Fighters, and a collection of their famous musical friends, paid tribute to the late drummer with a spectacular concert at Wembley Stadium.
It was the first of two tribute shows approved by the Hawkins family, with the Wembley event to be followed by an equally star-studded concert in Los Angeles on September 27.
Featuring a marathon setlist, some 50 songs in length, the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert provided an insight into Hawkins' rock legacy and his love of the genre, with many of his idols-turned-contemporaries featured.
There were contributions from many of Hawkins' childhood idols including Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, Metallica's Lars Ulrich, The Pretenders and even The Beatles' Sir Paul McCartney, with each showcasing just how respected Hawkins' role in rock had become.
Performances from fellow modern rock titans Oasis's Liam Gallagher, Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, blink-182's Travis Barker, Supergrass, and of course, the remaining Foo Fighters themselves, underlined the influence of Hawkins's work amongst his contemporaries, while nods from the likes of Billie Eilish and The Struts, as well as 12-year-old YouTube star Nandi Bushell, reinforced his continued cultural relevancy.