Drew Hester

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Drew Hester
Born (1969-08-26) August 26, 1969 (age 53)
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Drew Hester (born August 26, 1969) is a drummer, percussionist, and record producer, winning two Grammy Awards with Foo Fighters. He has played drums with Joe Walsh (1999—2016) on drums, Stevie Nicks (2017–present) on drums, Beck (2014) on drums/percussion, Jewel (2006—2007) on drums, Foo Fighters (2005—2014) on percussion, Chicago (2009—2012) on drums and percussion, Lisa Marie Presley (2002—2006) on drums, Common Sense (1992—2005) on drums, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders on drums and percussion, and with many others.

In 2006, Hester toured with The Foo Fighters on their AFOOSTIC tour and played percussion on their live album and DVD Skin and Bones. Hester also produced the 2006 self-titled album of Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, and was also given credit for mixing the album. Hester also performs on the songs "It's Ok Now", "End Of The Line", "You Drive Me Insane" (percussion), "Better You Than Me" (handclaps and percussion), "Walking Away" (piano) and "Running In Place" (drums).

In 2008, Hester was given credit for mixing and as an engineer on the Foo Fighters single "The Pretender", the first off of their album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. He is also credited for playing percussion on the songs "Come Alive", "Let it Die", "Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)", "Long Road to Ruin" and "Summer's End".[1] In 2008, the Foo Fighters won two Grammys for Best Rock Album and for Best Hard Rock Performance.

In addition, Hester plays drums at Saddleback Church in Orange County, California.

In January 2009, Hester joined Chicago on drums while Tris Imboden was undergoing medical treatment. Hester played drums on the 2009 Chicago & Earth, Wind and Fire tour. After Tris returned to active duty, Hester remained part of the band on percussion. In 2012, he departed to rejoin Joe Walsh and ex-Santana player Walfredo Reyes Jr. assumed that role.

Hester endorses Evans Drum Heads.[2]


Band Name Album Title Year Roles Source
Common Sense Live at the Belly Up 1993 Drums
Common Sense State of the Nation 1999 Drums
Common Sense self-titled 2002 Drums
Foo Fighters One by One 2002 Percussion
Songseeker Purpose Driven 2002 Drums
Common Sense Don't Look Back 2003 Drums
Bill Madden Samsara's Grip 2004 Drums
Lisa Marie Presley Now What 2005 Percussion [3]
Foo Fighters In Your Honor 2005 Percussion
Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders self-titled 2006 Drums, Percussion,
Producer, Engineer and Mixing
Leah Shafer Her Other Life 2006 Drums, Percussion,
Producer, Engineer and Mixing
Foo Fighters Skin and Bones 2006 Percussion/Vibes
Justin Adams Less Like Me 2007 Drums, Percussion,
Producer, Engineer and Mixing
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace 2007 Percussion
Daniel Powter Under the Radar 2008 Percussion
Tony Guerrero Apasionado 2008 Vibes
Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders Red Light Fever 2010 Producer and Percussion
Chicago O Christmas Three 2011 Percussion, Mixing
Foo Fighters Wasting Light 2011 Percussion


  1. ^ Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
  2. ^ "Drew Hester". Archived from the original on January 24, 2020. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  3. ^ "Lisa Marie Presley". Archived from the original on 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2008-06-28. Credit listed for the following tracks - "Ill Figure it Out", "Turbulence", "Thanx", "Dirty Laundry", and "Idiot" - retrieved 2008-06-28