25 March 2022
Shocking. Last night, Taylor Hawkins
the Foo Fighters drummer died in his
sleep. No cause has been revealed yet.
The band broke the news on social media…
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of Taylor Hawkins.
His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go
out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the
utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”
FF are on tour in South America. Four days ago they
played at the Lollapalooza festival in Argentina.
Hawkins‘s final concert.
Hawkins was born in Dallas in February 1972. He joined FF in 1997, replacing
original drummer William Goldsmith. Before that, he played for Alanis Morissette
for quite a while.
Short bio here.
He also had his own projects. Firstly Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders
and afterward The Birds of Satan, a spin-off cover band of Chevy Metal.
Yesterday I wrote a piece, planned to publish today, about their brand new EP
titled – what an incredibly irony – Dream Widow. Eight death metal (also incredibly
ironic) and hardcore songs. Of course, I deleted it as this terrible news came in.
Hawkins about joining FF: “Me and Dave Grohl just looked like long lost brothers in a weird way. We had a similar vibe and I don’t know why. I remember my friend playing with the Foo Fighters before I met Dave and watching them goof around backstage. He said to me, ‘That
guy could be like your brother’.
Rest in peace.