Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died, the band introduced on Twitter late Friday night time. He was 50.
“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will stay on with all of us perpetually,” the band wrote.
Shortly after the tragic announcement, the band backed out of its scheduled Friday efficiency on the Picnic Stereo Pageant in Bogotá, Colombia. The band lately performed Lollapalooza Chile on March 18 and Lollapalooza Argentina on March 20. They’re slated to headline Lollapalooza Brasil on Sunday.
Born Oliver Taylor Hawkins in Fort Price Texas in 1972, Hawkins was raised in Laguna Seaside, California. He performed within the small Southern California band Sylvia earlier than touchdown his first main gig as a drummer for Canadian singer Sass Jordan. He then spent the mid-Nineties because the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette earlier than Grohl requested him to affix the Foo Fighters.
It’s the second time Grohl has skilled the dying of a detailed bandmate. Grohl was the drummer for Nirvana when Kurt Cobain died in 1994. After Grohl, Hawkins was in all probability essentially the most distinguished member of the group, showing alongside Grohl in interviews and taking part in distinguished roles within the band’s movies.
The band simply launched their horror-comedy “Studio 666” in February. Within the movie, the members poke enjoyable at themselves within the haunted home they rented out to work on their 2021 album “Drugs at Midnight.”
“It’s one thing I by no means wished to or anticipated to do. It simply kinda occurred,” Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl told The Post. “A pal of mine … had a gathering with these people who stated that they wish to make a horror movie with Foo Fighters. I used to be like, ‘That’s the stupidest f–king concept I’ve ever heard in my life. There’s no means we’d try this s–t.’
“Relating to writing data and making music, we take that very significantly,” Grohl told The Post concerning the band’s longevity. “Relating to getting onstage and being a stay band, we take that very significantly — we wish to be one of the best f–king stay band you will have ever seen in your life. We play these two-, three-hour reveals, give 150% each night time.”
Fellow legends like Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons took to Twitter to answer rock music’s loss.
Hawkins is survived by his spouse Alison and their three kids.
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