Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins hopes his new record touches people ''emotionally''.

The 42-year-old musician has worked with the band's frontman Dave Grohl, along with My Ruin guitarist Mick Murphy and Chevy Metal bass player Wiley Hodgden on the fresh tracks, as part of a side-project, The Birds Of Satan.

Asked what he hopes people will get out of the new record, he told Metal Hammer magazine: ''Just a good time. Hopefully it can touch them emotionally. If I listen to an early [Lynard] Skynryd record or a Van Halen record, it just makes me want to break things. You feel alive and excited. And I would feel so lucky if I heard even one person say that about one of my records. Hopefully it touches somebody. Good, bad, happy or sad, I'll take anything!''

The drummer insists he likes to do an album in between every Foo Fighters record because he likes to write his own songs and sing.

Discussing working with close friend Wiley, he said: ''He's never been on a real record so this is a big deal for him. And Mick is a hell of a guitar player and he's become a good friend. It's just going back to the real reason for making music, which is just the joy of music.''