The world has lost a rock legend. Taylor Hawkins, longtime drummer for the rock band Foo Fighters, has died. He was 50 years old when he took his last breath. News of the drummer’s passing was shared on the band’s Instagram account. “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” the note read. “His musical spirit and his infectious laugh will live with all of us forever,” he further said.
The note concluded: “Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this unimaginably difficult time.” The band’s representative, Steve Martin, also confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death has not yet been revealed. The legendary rock band, which includes Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee, is currently on tour in South America and played Lollapalooza Argentina earlier this week.
They were set to perform on Friday at the Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia. However, at the festival, the organizers announced that there was a medical emergency and that the band would not be performing. The Foo Fighters, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, are scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards on April 3 this year. The band also has multiple tour dates scheduled through December in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
In 1997, Hawkins joined the rock band after original drummer William Goldsmith left the group. Before joining the Foo Fighters, he had made a name for himself touring with Alanis Morissette. He was much more than a drummer. Throughout his time with the legendary band, he proved to be a strong singer-songwriter, helping to co-write many of the group’s iconic hits.
He’s also worked with Coheed and Cambria, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, former Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery’s first solo album, Foo Fighters bandmate Chris Shiflett’s side project Jackson United; and Queen guitarist Brian May’s 1998 solo album `Another World`. However, he suffered a setback in 2001 when he overdosed on heroin, which left him in a coma for two weeks. In 2005, he married his wife Allison and the two welcomed children Oliver, Annabelle and Everleigh, who inspired his later work.
In 2020, he opened up about his favorite Foo Fighters memories and projects, putting ‘Aurora’ at the top of the list during an interview with Apple Music’s Matt Wilkinson. The song appears on the group’s 1999 album `There Is Nothing Left to Lose’ and marks the first project Hawkins played on with the group.
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