Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dies aged 50

Drummer Taylor Hawkins of the multi-Grammy award-winning rock group the Foo Fighters has died, his bandmates mentioned in a press release Friday. He was 50. The Foo Fighters household is devastated by the tragic and premature lack of our beloved Taylor Hawkins, the band mentioned in a press release on Twitter. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will dwell on with all of us without end, they added. The assertion didn’t say the reason for Hawkins loss of life, information of which emerged the identical day the band was resulting from play on the Pageant Estereo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia.

On this file picture Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl and Nate Mendel of US rock band the Foo Fighters attend the The Museum Gala on the American Museum of Pure Historical past in New York Metropolis.

The pageant mentioned in a press release that the present wouldn’t go forward. Taylor had performed with the Foo Fighters one of many US most influential and critically-lauded various rock bands since 1997, when he was taken on by lead singer and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. He offered percussion on a few of the teams largest hits together with Study to Flyand Better of You. He beforehand drummed for Canadian indie songstress Alanis Morissette.

On this file picture drummer Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters performs on the Intersect music pageant on the Las Vegas Pageant Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Foo Fighters celebrated their twenty fifth anniversary final yr, and had most lately produced Studio 666, a rock-and-roll horror film. Tributes poured in from throughout the music world, with legendary frontman Ozzy Osbourne hailing him as an important particular person and a tremendous musician and punk rocker Billy Idol describing the information as tragic.

Rage In opposition to the Machine guitarist Tom Morello praised his unstoppable rock energy. In utter disbelief on the information of Taylor Hawkins, rockers Nickelback mentioned in a press release on Twitter. Our deepest condolences to his household, his bandmates, his group, his buddies and everybody that was ever touched by the music he created with @foofighters @Alanis and so many others. – AFP




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