Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins is following in Dave Grohl's footsteps by hitting the road with his own band.

Grohl, formerly the drummer for Nirvana, made waves in the music industry when he struck out on his own following Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994, and Hawkins has been inspired to do the same.

The rocker is currently preparing to tour the UK this spring with his group Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders.

He says, "I think it was Oscar Wilde who said, 'Why go on vacation when working is so much more fun?'

"I'm no good when I have nothing to do. I wanted to make a record and have a project outside the Foo Fighters, so I had to create another little environment to keep myself busy."