The Foo Fighters family has expanded by one after an announcement that long-time touring member, keyboardist Rami Jaffee, is now an official member of the group.
As Alternative Nation reports, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has confirmed in an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 that Jaffee is now a fully-fledged member of the Foos.
“You know, it’s just so easy when the 5 of us, 6 of us now, get together,” Grohl said in the interview, before Lowe asked if the group is now officially a sextet. “Who, Rami? Rami’s been in for 14 years or something, it’s been awhile,” Grohl responded.
“He’s such a big part of the band too. He’s amazing, if you’ve ever hung out with him, he’s the sweetest guy in the world. He’s one of the most talented people I’ve ever met,” Grohl continued. “He’s amazing, but when we get together and play, it sounds the way it sounds. Of course I grew up loving and listening to artists that would constantly evolve, like Bowie, so many bands that would sort of weave their way through their career, going right and left.”
Jaffee, who was most notably a member of The Wallflowers from 1990 until 2013, has been a touring member of the Foo Fighters since 2005, and has appeared with the band at press events and occasional photo shoots for some time now. Many dedicated fans have wondered about Jaffee’s status as a band member for some time now, especially after his name appeared in the credits of the Sonic Highways documentary as a regular member, rather than just a touring member.
The last official member inducted into the Foo Fighters family was Pat Smear, who had previously worked with Grohl during his time with Nirvana, and had been a touring member of the group between 2005 and 2010, after initially working with the band in the late ’90s.
Just yesterday, the Foo Fighters released the video for a new track titled ‘Run’. Potentially the first taste of a new album, check out the song below.