Today (February 17) is Taylor Hawkins’ 51st birthday, and his Foo Fighters bandmates made sure to celebrate the occasion with a social media post.
Utilizing a black-and-white photo of the drummer, their post simply read “I miss you”. Instagram likes are nearing 498,000. It also had over 5,400 shares on Facebook and over 74,500 likes on Twitter. Among those who commented or left emojis on the post were Korn drummer Ray Lugeier, Queens of the Stone Age’s Alan Johannes, Radkey and Dave Grohl’s daughter Violet.
Before joining Foo Fighters, Hawkins toured with both Sass Jordan and Alanis Morissette behind Kit. On March 18, 1997, he officially joined the Foo Fighters after they parted ways with drummer William He Goldsmith during the recording of his second album. color and shape.
While a member of the Foo Fighters, Hawkins stepped up to sing occasionally, and “Cold Day in the Sun” became a live set staple, showing off his vocal abilities. , the Foo Fighters often stepped up to the mic when performing covers, some of which indicated the drummer’s personal taste. Having developed close friendships with members of Queen over the years, he was frequently selected for the band’s covers.
Hawkins had a career outside of Foo Fighters, playing with Chevrolet Metal, Taylor Hawkins, Courttail Riders, The Birds of Satan and, shortly before his death, working with Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro and Chris I stood in front of collective NHC with Cheney. Hawkins has also worked with Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Elton John, Brian May, Coheed and Cambria, Eric Avery, Jackson United and Kerry Ellis, lending their talents to support other artists. .
He also appeared in rock movies as Iggy Pop and amassed several film credits. CBGBMore Playing himself in a Foo Fighters horror movie Studio 666.
During his career with the Foo Fighters, he became one of rock’s most respected and beloved drummers. He will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the band in 2021.
Hawkins died on March 25, 2022 at the age of 50 while on tour with Foo Fighters in Bogota, Colombia. He left his wife Alison and his three children. One of them, his son Shane, spent some time behind the drum kit of his Fighters at Taylor’s Hawkins tribute concert last year.
The Foo Fighters have confirmed they will continue without Hawkins, but have yet to reveal the identity of their new drummer ahead of tour and festival dates planned for later this year.
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