Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Shares the Time He Was Slapped by Prince Harry
A lot of crazy things can happen when you're in an uber successful rock band like Foo Fighters. Take for example, the one time their drummer Taylor Hawkins was slapped in the face by straight up royalty. The group recounted this event and their budding friendship with Prince Harry on a recent episode of BBC Breakfast (via NME).
On meeting the Prince, Hawkins said, “At first you meet him and [you think] ‘It’s Prince Harry. Wow, I’ve seen you on a lot of magazines in America.’ Then you start talking and having a real talk." He then recounted how Harry gave him a nice slap to wake him up before a gig. Hawkins said, "I was like, ‘Wow, I’m so jetlagged right now’. We were getting ready to walk onstage and I was tired and so jetlagged. And he just goes… [slap]."
Hawkins continued, “I was like, ‘What was that?’ It was great, it was funny. I wore the slap with pride. He’s one of the boys. What a boy. It’s like Paul McCartney, once you break through the royalty, or the Beatles thing, you find they just want to hang out with the boys, like we do.”
Dave Grohl would add, “He’s in the military too, that’s not someone you wanna get slapped by." Grohl later revealed that Harry would be one of the first to visit him in the hospital after he broke his leg, the same surgery stay that was organized by Paul McCartney himself.
Foo Fighters' latest album Concrete and Gold is out in the world, and it showed there's a lot more left in the tank for the Foos. For those who still can't get enough Grohl in their lives, this week it looks like the band will be appearing on The Late Late Show With James Corden segment "Carpool Karaoke."
See the full interview with BBC Breakfast.
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