Drew Hester (born August 1969) is a drummer, percussionist, and record producer, winning two Grammy awards with the Foo Fighters. He has played drums with Joe Walsh (1999 — present), Jewel (2006 — 2007) on drums, Foo Fighters (2006 — present) on percussion, Chicago (2009 — 2012) on drums and percussion, Lisa Marie Presley (2002 — 2006) on drums, Common Sense (1992 — present) on drums, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders on drums and percussion, and with many others.
In 2006, Hester toured with The Foo Fighters on their AFOOSTIC tour and played percussion on their live album and DVD Skin and Bones. Hester also produced the 2006 self-titled album of Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, and was also given credit for mixing the album. Hester also performs on the songs "It's Ok Now", "End Of The Line", "You Drive Me Insane" (percussion), "Better You Than Me" (handclaps and percussion), "Walking Away" (piano) and "Running In Place" (drums).
In 2008, Hester was given credit for mixing and as an engineer on the Foo Fighters single "The Pretender", the first off of their album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. He is also credited for playing percussion on the songs "Come Alive", "Let it Die", "Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)", "Long Road to Ruin" and "Summer's End". In 2008, the Foo Fighters won two Grammys for Best Rock Album and for Best Hard Rock Performance.
In addition, Hester plays at Saddleback Church in Orange County, California.
In January 2009, Hester joined Chicago as a temporary lineup substitute for Tris Imboden who was undergoing medical treatment at the time. After Tris returned to active duty, Hester remained part of the band as an auxiliary percussionist. In 2012, he departed and ex-Santana player Walfredo Reyes, Jr. assumed that role.
Hester endorses Evans Drum Heads and Vater drumsticks.
Drew Hester Drumstick Collection
Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 1.