Taylor Hawkins, the long-term drummer of the band Foo Fighters, has passed on. He was 50.
“The Foo Fighters family is crushed by the unfortunate and less than ideal loss of our Taylor Hawkins,” read the band’s articulation.
“His melodic soul and irresistible giggling will live on with us all until the end of time.
Our hearts go out to his significant other, youngsters and family, and we ask that their protection be treated with the greatest amount of regard in this incredibly troublesome time.”
A delegate for Hawkins let HIPMELODY Friday know that no further subtleties are right now accessible.
Hawkins joined Foo Fighters in 1997, taking more time for unique drummer William Goldsmith. On Friday, the band was scheduled to play at the Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia.
Their next show was booked for Lollapalooza Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil on Sunday, and they were likewise set to play at the Grammy Awards on April 3.
In October 2021, Hawkins was enlisted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside his kindred Foo Fighters. The drummer used his discourse to highlight different performers who he felt likewise merited the honor, similar to George Michael and the groups Jane’s Addiction and Soundgarden.
“So I’ll impart this to you all, however when you all get it, you must give me back your piece,” he said.
As of late, Hawkins appeared close by his kindred Foo Fighters -frontman Dave Grohl, bassist Nate Mendel, guitarist Pat Smear, lead guitarist Chris Shiflett and keyboardist Rami Jaffee – in the ghastliness parody film “Studio 666,” which turned out in February.
Conceived Oliver Taylor Hawkins in Fort Worth, Texas in 1972, Hawkins was brought up in Laguna Beach, California. He played in the little Southern California band Sylvia prior to handling his first significant gig as a drummer for Canadian artist Sass Jordan.
He then, at that point, spent the mid-1990s as the visiting drummer for Alanis Morissette before Grohl requested that he join the Foo Fighters.
It’s the second time Grohl has encountered the demise of a nearby bandmate: Grohl was the drummer for Nirvana when Kurt Cobain passed on in 1994.
Hawkins is made due by his better half Alison and their three kids.
Artists grieved Hawkins’ demise on Twitter following the declaration.
“In unadulterated skepticism at the fresh insight about Taylor Hawkins,” composed the band Nickelback.
“Our most profound sympathies to his family, his bandmates, his group, his companions and everybody that was at any point moved by the music he made.”
Ozzy Osbourne described Hawkins as “genuinely an extraordinary individual and an astonishing performer.”
“My heart, my affection and my sympathies go out to his better half, his kids, his family, his band and his fans,” he proceeded.
“See you on the opposite side”
FINNEAS wrote that he’s “so devastated to find out about Taylor Hawkins’ passing.”
“What a fantastic ability, who didn’t likewise should be so kind and liberal and cool however was that large number of things too at any rate,” he proceeded. “The world was so fortunate to have his gifts for the time that it refreshed, In Peace.”
Queen guitarist Brian May communicated his shock about the deficiency of his new associate:
“No. It can’t be…” Hawkins played drums on the song “Cyborg,” which will be on the remastered version of May’s “A different universe” collection one month from now.
Paul Stanley of the band Kiss wrote that he was “puzzled and destroyed.”
“Taylor was an extraordinary person, a father and a spouse,” he added. “My heart goes out to them, Dave and the band. What horrendous news.”
Beatles drummer Ringo Starr sent “harmony and love” to Hawkins’ family and the other Foo Fighters.
Mickey Guyton wrote that she’s “totally shattered” and “sending love” to the Foo Fighters.
“In outright shock and skepticism over the death of Taylor Hawkins,” wrote Dream Theater cofounder mike Portnoy, posting photographs of himself with Hawkins.
“I’ve generally had such a lot of reverence for him. Astonishing drummer and a diamond of a generally fun person to be near. I’m totally destroyed… my most profound sympathies to his bandmates and family”
Christian Coma, of the band Black Veil Brides, wrote that he was “so freeloaded” at the news.
“Was the most pleasant person when I met him, and he was a particularly powerful drummer,” Coma added.
“My heart goes out to his family, the Foo Fighters, and everybody impacted by the passing of a legend.”