Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters’ longtime drummer, has passed away. He was 50 years old at the time.
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Steve Martin, the band’s publicist, confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, and they reported his death on the band’s Twitter account. They could not determine the reason for his death right away.
The note said, “The Foo Fighters drummer family is crushed by the tragic and untimely passing of our dear Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and contagious laughter will never be forgotten.”
The band was on tour in South America and going to perform in Bogotá, Colombia, on Friday. They were also going to perform on April 3 at the Grammy Awards in 2022.
They introduced Hawkins as the band’s regular drummer by Dave Grohl in March 1997; ahead of the May release of The Colour and the Shape, replacing William Goldsmith. It is the band’s best-selling album, and it features the popular single “Everlong.”
Hawkins recounted finding that the band was looking for a new drummer during a 2021 interview with Kerrang; prompting him to hurry to obtain Grohl’s phone number.
Taylor Hawkins foo fighters explained, “I essentially said to Dave, ‘I’ll play drums for you,’ and we jammed a couple of times. I was at home with my girlfriend watching Showgirls when Dave called to ask if I wanted to join.”
Hawkins was a member of the Foos throughout their run of albums, including There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999), One by One (2002), In Your Honor (2005), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007), and Wasting Light (2011), which helped establish the band as one of the defining rock voices of the 2000s.
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The drummer, who turned 50 this month, was with the band for all 12 Grammy Awards; including the most recent in 2018 for the song “Run,” and their entrance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021. He had a tight connection with Grohl. The two would frequently appear on television together and co-starring in the band’s music videos.
Hawkins was a popular character among Foo Fighters fans. Also, he would regularly join the stage during shows to sing a cover song, such as Queen’s Somebody to Love. Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, in which he was the vocalist and drummer, were among his side ventures.
In February, he starred in the Open Road Films horror-comedy Studio 666; alongside fellow Foos members Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee. Taylor Hawkins death is a tragic loss for the world.