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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dead at 50: ‘The Foo Fighters family is crushed by the awful and inconvenient misfortune’s

Taylor Hawkins, long-term drummer for the Foo Fighters, has passed on while on visit in South America, as indicated by a stunning declaration posted by the band via virtual entertainment Friday evening. No reason for death was given at press time; nearby media revealed that Hawkins was observed dead in his lodging in Bogotá, Colombia, before the band was set to perform at the Estéreo Picnic Festival that evening. He was 50 years of age.

“The Foo Fighters family is crushed by the grievous and less than ideal loss of our cherished Taylor Hawkins,”

the band’s assertion started.

“His melodic soul and irresistible chuckling will live on with us all for eternity. Our hearts go out to his better half, kids and family, and we ask that their security be treated with the highest level of regard in this inconceivably troublesome time.”


Upon the awful insight about Hawkins’ abrupt passing, web-based entertainment was overwhelmed with accolades by his numerous well known fans and companions, including Ozzy Osbourne, Queen’s Brian May, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Ringo Starr, and KISS’s Paul Stanley.

Oliver Taylor Hawkins was conceived Feb. 17, 1972, in Fort Worth, Texas, and he moved with his family to Laguna Beach, Calif., when he was 4 years of age. In the wake of playing in the Orange County prog-musical crew Sylvia, he stumbled upon the opportunity of a lifetime drumming for Canadian stone artist Sass Jordan. Then, in June 1995, he turned into the drummer for Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill visit. In March 1997, he quit his place of employment with Morissette to join the Foo Fighters, soon after the arrival of the Foos’ second studio collection, The Color and the Shape.

Hawkins turned into a center individual from the Foo Fighters, drumming as well as singing and playing guitar and piano on different tracks, and co-composing on each Foos collection beginning with their third LP, There Is Nothing Left to Lose. He likewise became Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s dearest companion. In Grohl’s 2021 personal history The Storyteller, Grohl alluded to Hawkins his

“sibling from another mother, my dearest companion, an individual for whom I would take a projectile”

and reviewed,

“Upon first gathering, our bond was prompt, and we developed nearer with consistently, every melody, each note that we at any point played together. We are totally intended to be, and I am appreciative that we saw as one another in this lifetime.”

This previous 18 months was a particularly active time for the Foo Fighters, with the arrival of their tenth collection Medicine at Midnight, Record Store Day disco covers assortment Hail Satin, and awfulness satire film Studio 666; their exhibition at President Joe Biden’s introduction festivity; and their acceptance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. The Foos are named for three Grammys this year, and were booked to perform at the 64th yearly Grammy Awards service in Las Vegas on April 3.

In spite of the fact that Hawkins was most popular for his work with the Foo Fighters, he had a long and renowned list of qualifications. DRUM! magazine put him on its rundown of the 60 Best Rock Drummers of All Time, and he was casted a ballot Best Rock Drummer generally by the British drumming magazine Rhythm in 2005. One of Hawkins’ greatest early impacts, Stewart Copeland of the Police, once even said,

“Taylor is in that John Bonham school of drummer.”


Throughout the span of his 25 or more year vocation, Hawkins recorded and additionally played with Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Stevie Nicks, Brian May and Queen, Slash, Pink, Ozzy Osbourne, Heart’s Nancy Wilson, Joe Walsh, Coheed and Cambria, John Fogerty, Glen Campbell, Richard Marx, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Perry Farrell and Eric Avery of Jane’s Addiction, and numerous others. Furthermore, he fronted two groups, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders and the Birds of Satan; drove the exemplary stone cover band Chevy Metal; and had as of late shaped the supergroup NHC with Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney. He additionally depicted Iggy Pop in the 2013 film CBGB.

Hawkins’ last exhibition with the Foo Fighters was at Lollapalooza Argentina on March 20, 2022. Hawkins kicked the bucket only hours before the band was planned to play Festival Estéreo in Bogotá. In lieu of that show, candles were set in front of an audience Friday to respect Hawkins.


Taylor Hawkins is made due by his significant other of 17 years, Alison, and their three youngsters.

 

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