“His melodic soul and irresistible chuckling will live on with us everlastingly,” read a message presented on the band’s online entertainment accounts.
Taylor Hawkins, long-lasting drummer for the Foo Fighters, has passed on. He was 50.
The band’s agent, Steve Martin, affirmed the news Friday to The Hollywood Reporter, and his passing was declared on the band’s Twitter account. A reason for death was not quickly accessible.
“The Foo Fighters family is crushed by the terrible and inauspicious loss of our cherished Taylor Hawkins,” the message read. “His melodic soul and irresistible chuckling will live on with us for eternity.”
In March 1997, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl reported Hawkins as the band’s extremely durable drummer in front of the May arrival of The Color and the Shape, supplanting William Goldsmith. This collection stays the band’s smash hit one and incorporates the mark hit “Everlong.”
During a 2021 meeting with Kerrang, Hawkins discovered that the band was on the lookout for another drummer, driving him to scramble to some way or another observe Grohl’s telephone number. “I essentially shared with Dave, ‘I’ll play drums for you,’ and we stuck two or multiple times,” Hawkins said. “I recall that I was at home watching Showgirls with my sweetheart, and Dave called to inquire as to whether I needed to join.”
The band had been in South America on visit and was booked to perform Friday in Bogotá, Colombia. They were likewise planned to perform at the 2022 Grammy Awards on April 3.
Despite the fact that he didn’t drum on Color and the Shape, Hawkins was essential for the band all through its run of collections – including There Is Nothing Left to Lose (1999), One by One (2002), In Your Honor (2005), Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace (2007) and Wasting Light (2011) – that assisted make the Foos one of the characterizing with shaking voices of the 2000s.
The drummer, who commended his 50th birthday celebration last month, was with the gathering for every one of the 12 of its Grammy wins, incorporating the latest in 2018 for the melody “Run,” and its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame enlistment in 2021. He partook in a dear kinship with Grohl, and the pair would regularly show up together, as well as featuring together in the band’s eccentric music recordings, including for “Figure out how to Fly,” highlighting Hawkins in haul as an airline steward.
Hawkins has been a dearest figure for the gathering’s fans and would much of the time take the receiver during Foo Fighters shows to sing a cover tune, like Queen’s “Someone to Love.” He likewise performed with side undertakings including Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, which considered him entertainer and drummer.
He showed up, alongside individual Foos individuals Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee, in the Open Road Films repulsiveness satire Studio 666, which was delivered in February.
Hawkins had recently been open about his battles with substance misuse, including a heroin glut that prompted a fourteen day unconsciousness in 2001. “I trusted the bologna legend of live firm, kick the bucket youthful,” he told Kerrang. “I’m not here to teach about not taking medications, since I cherished taking medications, yet I just gained out of influence for some time, and it nearly got me.” He referred to it as “all piece of the excursion and the excursion” prior to adding, “I go mountain trekking now.”
Music director Guy Oseary, who worked with Morissette during his time at Maverick Records, honored Hawkins on Instagram and met the drummer in 1995 in the midst of the mammoth progress of Jagged Little Pill.
“He wasn’t only probably the best performer on the planet yet additionally one of the best and fun people you might at any point meet,” Oseary composed. “He was continuously giggling.. continuously!!! Im so lucky that I had the option to see him a couple of months back and get one final embrace.”
Different artists took to online entertainment to communicate sympathies, including Queen’s Brian May, who presented on Instagram, “No. It can’t be. Devastated. Taylor, you were family to us. Our companion, our sibling, our cherished youngster.”
Tom Morrello tweeted, “God favor you Taylor Hawkins. I adored your soul and your relentless stone power. Find happiness in the hereafter my companion.” Billy Idol composed, to some extent, “So grievous,” while Elijah Wood posted, “Ugh man. Miserable to catch wind of Taylor Hawkins. Love to his loved ones.”
On her Instagram Stories, Miley Cyrus imparted a photograph of Hawkins to a major grin all over while sitting at his drum pack. “This is the manner by which I’ll continuously recall you,” she composed. “My show tomorrow is devoted to Taylor Hawkins.”