Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders

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Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders
Origin United States
Genres Alternative rock, hard rock,[1] pop rock[2]
Years active 2004 (2004)–present
Labels Thrive, Shanabelle/RCA
Associated acts Foo Fighters, The Birds of Satan, Jane's Addiction, The Panic Channel, The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Website taylorhawkins.com
Members Taylor Hawkins
Chris Chaney
Gannin Arnold
Nate Wood

Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders is a band founded by Taylor Hawkins, drummer for the Foo Fighters. Hawkins is the drummer and vocalist for the trio. Other band members include Chris Chaney on bass and Gannin Arnold on guitar.[3] Chaney and Hawkins had previously been in Alanis Morissette's tour band 'Sexual Chocolate'.


The project was started when Hawkins started recording a few songs at a home studio owned by a friend, Drew Hester. The conclusion was a band would be created, with Taylor Hawkins on vocals.[4]

Debut album[edit]

On March 21, 2006, the band released their debut self-titled album Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. It featured 11 songs which were recorded by the band during 2004, before Foo Fighters started recording In Your Honor. Their first official video clip was of the first song off the album, titled "Louise."

Red Light Fever[edit]

Taylor Hawkins stated in an interview with 'The Rock Radio' website regarding the next Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders album, that recording and production had been completed on the follow-up album, but was yet to have decided on a title, or a release plan.[5]

In February 2010, it was announced the album, named Red Light Fever was to be released on April 19. It features guest stars Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Elliot Easton of The Cars. The album was recorded at Foo Fighters' Studio 606 in California. Tracks to appear on the album include "Way Down", "Not Bad Luck" and "Hell to Pay".[6]



  1. ^ Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders". Allmusic. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders - Red Light Fever". Allmusic. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ Hawkins, Taylor. "How The Coattail Riders Came To Be". Archived from the original on May 27, 2008. Retrieved July 7, 2008. 
  4. ^ Montgomery, James. "Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Gets Raw On Solo LP". Retrieved July 7, 2008. 
  5. ^ Radio Website, The Rock. "Next Foo Fighters album "a twinkle" in Dave Grohl's eye". Retrieved October 4, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins announces all-star album | News". Nme.Com. February 18, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 

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