An emotional tribute. Taylor Hawkins, the late drummer of the Foo Fighters, was honored at the 2022 Grammys with a going online video honoring his contribution to audio.
“So, this was the second in the exhibit when I was supposed to be introducing the Foo Fighters. We would have been celebrating with them as they won … three Grammy Awards previously today. But they are of system not listed here because of to the tragic passing of their famous drummer, Taylor Hawkins,” host Trevor Noah instructed the audience in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3. “Our feelings go out to Taylor’s loved ones, his pals, the Foo Fighter spouse and children and all of their fans all-around the world. We would like to take a second now to remember Taylor.”
The tribute online video, which was set to “My Hero” — one of the band’s most significant hits — showcased clips of Hawkins on the drums, executing with his bandmates and smiling at the camera. The phase, which led into the In Memoriam portion of the night, closed out with footage of the huge crowd at a Foo Fighters exhibit singing the strike.
Hawkins died on Friday, March 25, whilst the band was on tour in South America. The musician, who was 50 at the time of his death, had 10 substances in his technique when he passed away, in accordance to Colombian authorities. His sudden passing occurred nine times right before Foo Fighters ended up set to accomplish at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.
Prior to the awards clearly show, the band introduced two statements following the Taylor Hawkins and the Coattails founder’s demise.
“The Foo Fighters family members is devastated by the tragic and premature reduction of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” Foo Fighters wrote by way of Twitter on March 25. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will reside on with all of us endlessly. Our hearts go out to his wife, little ones and family, and we ask that their privateness be taken care of with the utmost regard in this unimaginably complicated time.”
4 days afterwards, the group took to the social media system to announce that they canceled the rest of their earth tour in the wake of Hawkins’ tragic death.
“It is with terrific disappointment that Foo Fighters ensure the cancellation of all approaching tour dates in gentle of the staggering reduction of our brother Taylor Hawkins. We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we will not be observing one another as planned,” the band reported in a assertion Tuesday, March 29, urging lovers to mourn and celebrate the Texas native’s everyday living: “Instead, let us get this time to grieve, to her, to pull our cherished ones shut, and to recognize all the audio and recollections we have produced jointly.”
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl beforehand lost another bandmate when Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain died by suicide in April 1994. Immediately after the “Come As You Are” singer’s demise, Grohl deemed quitting audio, he informed Sizzling Press in 2017.
“I couldn’t visualize stepping on stage or sitting down at a drum stool and taking part in songs any far more. It would just deliver me back again to the heartbreaking spot of dropping Kurt,” the multi-instrumentalist uncovered. “A long time went by where by it felt that tunes was heading to break my heart once more. Then I recognized that, really, music was the one point that was heading to mend it.”
Observe Hawkins’ Grammys tribute in the video clip higher than.