Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins, has spoken out about the time he was slapped by Prince Harry.
During a BBC Breakfast interview frontman, Dave Grohl, and drummer, Taylor Hawkins, discussed their appreciation and friendship for Prince Harry before Hawkins divulged he was once slapped by the royal member.
Speaking about the incident the drummer 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 continued to describe a time when Harry slapped him in the face before a concert to help wake him up: “I was like ‘Wow, I’m so jetlagged right now’. We were getting ready to walk on stage and I was tired and so jetlagged. And he just goes… [slap]”
“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.”
Grohl chimed in: “He’s in the military too, that’s not someone you wanna get slapped by.” and then revealed he was one of the first people to visit him in the hospital when he broke his leg.
Watch the footage below.
EXCLUSIVE: The moment Prince Harry met the Foo Fighters. The band tell Breakfast how their friendship with the Prince began with a bang. pic.twitter.com/SH57YZcf55
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) 20 September 2017
The band released their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold, last week 15th September and also opened up a Foo Fighters pub in London to sell exclusive merchandise. Read more about that here.