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Foo Fighters Drummer Says Side Project Is "Self Indulgent" but Fun

Image courtesy of Shanabelle Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Shanabelle Records (via ABC News Radio)

Birds of Satan  is a band that is "100% [self-indulgent] in every way, shape and form!"

This was admitted gleefully by  Taylor Hawkins , Birds of Satans' leader. Hawkins -- who's moonlight from his day job as  Foo Fighters ' drummer -- revealed this and a few other fun facts about his side project in an interview with British music website  Drowned in Sound

Hawkins said, "It’s really just [us] going bananas, having fun with my friends and seeing how hard and silly it can be. There’s times when  Mick  [ Murphy ], the guitar player, would do a guitar solo and I’d be like, 'Well that’s just ridiculous, I would never have asked you to... I would never have  let  you do that. But it’s kinda awesome too because it’s so ridiculous so, f*** it, let’s just keep it.'”

Seems Hawkins and his band mates -- Murphy and  Wiley Hodgden , with guest appearances by  Dave Grohl , Foo Fighter  Pat Smear  and touring Foos members  Rami Jaffee  and  Drew Hester  -- view the band as pure fun and a way to blow off creative steam, but they plan to continue the effort beyond the first, self-titled album, which was released last week.

"We're gonna try to put together a little tour," Hodgden said. "We're gonna play a record release party...and then we're gonna play  Jimmy Kimmel  in May and try to [get a little tour together when Foo Fighters get breaks]. And then hopefully we'll just go into the studio for a week, make another album, and then tour the s*** out if it!"

The Birds of Satan's entire first album is streaming online at  Soundcloud.com/TheBirdsofSatan .

Here is the track listing: 

"The Ballad of the Birds of Satan"
"Thanks for the Line"
"Pieces of the Puzzle"
"Raspberries"
"Nothing at All"
"Wait Til Tomorrow"
"Too Far Gone to See"

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