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Sat Mar 26, 2022, 12:28 AM

Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead at 50

Source: Rolling Stone

Taylor Hawkins, the jovial, ferocious drummer for Foo Fighters, has died at the age of 50, according to a statement from the band.

“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” read the message, which was posted to social media. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever.” Foo Fighters are currently on tour in South America and were preparing to perform at Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia, a rep for the band told Rolling Stone.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Hawkins relocated to Southern California with his family in his early childhood. He first rose to prominence as the touring drummer for Alanis Morissette during the Jagged Little Pill era. “The second I heard ‘You Oughta Know,’ I was like, ‘I’m in that band!'” Hawkins told Rolling Stone in November 2021. “I just knew.” Hawkins also appeared in the music videos for the singer’s hit singles “You Oughta Know” and “You Learn.”

After inter-studio conflict led to the departure of Foo Fighters’ original drummer William Goldsmith during recording sessions for the group’s breakthrough album The Colour and the Shape, forcing frontman Dave Grohl to handle drumming duties, Hawkins officially joined the band in the spring of 1997. Throughout his career with Foo Fighters, Hawkins occasionally handled vocal duties, singing lead on the group’s 2005 single “Cold Day in the Sun” and “Sunday Rain” from 2017’s Concrete and Gold.

Read more: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/foo-fighters-drummer-taylor-hawkins-obituary-1327112/



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Reply Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead at 50 (Original post)
Polybius Mar 2022 OP
turbinetree Mar 2022 #1
Traildogbob Mar 2022 #5
turbinetree Mar 2022 #26
Traildogbob Mar 2022 #28
Traildogbob Mar 2022 #31
turbinetree Mar 2022 #33
Traildogbob Mar 2022 #34
Traildogbob Mar 2022 #39
turbinetree Mar 2022 #41
CentralMass Mar 2022 #2
Upthevibe Mar 2022 #3
JohnnyRingo Mar 2022 #4
DENVERPOPS Mar 2022 #6
AZSkiffyGeek Mar 2022 #11
JoanofArgh Mar 2022 #15
littlemissmartypants Mar 2022 #18
róisín_dubh Mar 2022 #24
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orleans Mar 2022 #7
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progressoid Mar 2022 #10
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lindsy2022 Mar 2022 #13
Delphinus Mar 2022 #22
rownesheck Mar 2022 #14
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ouija Mar 2022 #23
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zanana1 Mar 2022 #27
Kaleva Mar 2022 #29
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Kaleva Mar 2022 #32
TexasBushwhacker Mar 2022 #40
zanana1 Mar 2022 #51
zanana1 Mar 2022 #46
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zanana1 Mar 2022 #50
ruet Mar 2022 #35
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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 12:37 AM

1. Taylor Hawkins.......



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Response to turbinetree (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 01:21 AM

5. Thank you Turbinetree

Watching Taylor here made me cry, and I’m a grown ass man. I’m going to miss him and his passionate drumming. I’m broken right now. RIP Taylor.
I just learned acoustic versions of Times Like These and Everlong. I will dedicate them in my heart to him every time I play them.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 10:36 AM

26. Wado................thank you.....

He had a passion for those drums, ever since he began with the FOO Fighters, this is just absolutely heartbreaking, and I also had tears , this is what they have in Varirty.....as someone who loves drums.......

https://variety.com/2022/music/news/taylor-hawkins-foo-fighters-drummer-best-performances-1235215523/



Most people forgot that he was the drummer for Alanis Morissette,



And then being inducted last year into the Rock Roll Hall of Fame.....


https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/foo-fighters-rock-hall-paul-mccartney-performance-1251015/




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Response to turbinetree (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 10:48 AM

28. Thank you again.

I Remember Dave and the band once at the HOF event, either accepting or presenting, honoring those that are “Real” Rock and rollers. I was going to search Taylor drumming for Alanis, thank you. Still in a funk this morning after the news. I will be listening to the Foo Fighters exclusively as the dogs and I stomp up into the mountain forests today., RIP Taylor, heart felt vibes to Dave and the guys. Keep the beat pounding, for Taylor.

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 10:56 AM

31. Wow!!

The passion and energy Alanis and Taylor put into that performance. I will need to wait before hiking, I’m fired up. May hit the trail too hard. What a great way to get the day on a good vibe. Thanks.?

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #31)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 11:01 AM

33. Well they will be having the FOO's on the radio today......

and yes this is really heartbreaking....

And that song with Alanis is just one driving song with that back beat he was providing I have to share it again....with tears....


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Response to turbinetree (Reply #33)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 11:13 AM

34. 🤜🤛

Gotta save this clip for on demand energy. And dance like nobody’s watching, except my two dogs. And they look very concerned about it.

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 12:00 PM

39. Hey, thanks for the heads up

On tributes to FF today. Flipped over to MTV Live and they are rockin it with Foo Fighter videos. Guess the dogs and woods may be on hold until I savor all the Dave and Taylor I can get. Nobody does better music videos than Dave et al. My senior dog is named Trail Trekker Taylor and I own 5 Taylor guitars. When I Fantasize about being a Rock Star, it isn’t about a ripping guitarist, it is being Taylor on drums. But, being a Dave Grohl front man would be just fine.
Cheers to ya. Make it a good day.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #39)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 01:12 PM

41. Cheers to you and enjoy your trek....

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 12:59 AM

2. At the Kennedy Center for the Led Zeppelin tribute

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 01:03 AM

3. Polybius....

This is horrible news.......... I'd seen many interviews with him and Dave Grohl and they seemed to be so close and in sync.

I wonder WTF happened?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 01:21 AM

4. OH no! I'm not even much of a FF fan...

Even though I live in Dave Grohl's birthplace,

I loved seeing Hawkins work his kit. He was exceptionally talented, and he was so influential I don't think the band will be the same.

I may not be a big fan of FF's music, but Dave Grohl is a class act. His docs are incredible and he's very humble to his fans. I got the same vibes from Hawkins. They showed up here to christen "Dave Grohl Alley" several years ago with a free small hometown concert at a local record store.

I'm saddened by the loss to family, the band, and the future of rock.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 02:16 AM

6. Cause of Death??????? NC

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 03:23 AM

11. None given

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 06:05 AM

15. He was found unresponsive in his hotel room

Last edited Sat Mar 26, 2022, 06:46 AM - Edit history (3)

in Bogota. No cause of death yet.


Taylor Hawkins' death may be drug related, according to Colombian police.

The 50-year-old Foo Fighters drummer died in a hotel room at the Casa Medina in the north of the country’s capital Bogota.

The Metropolitan Police of Bogota, in a statement carried by several Colombian newspapers, said: “The cause of death has yet to be established. “According to those close to him, the death could be related to the consumption of drugs.”

Local reports in Colombia said hotel staff called the emergency services after Taylor complained of suffering chest pains.

He was already dead by the time medical responders arrived at his hotel room.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-taylor-hawkins-death-drugs-26501677?utm_source=linkCopy&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar




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Response to JoanofArgh (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 06:14 AM

18. Well, at least it wasn't by a horrendously disfiguring freak accident, I guess. So sad!

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Response to JoanofArgh (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 07:34 AM

24. Yeah he's had a history of drug issues.

Fucking tragically sad.

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 27, 2022, 05:06 PM

48. Chest pains.


Heart attack ?

Most folks don't understand the life of the touring musician. During long tours, your normal activities, routines are gone. It's not pretty. It's not easy. Different city every day, hotel food (yeech), little time to exercise. Not a lot of down time to de-stress, relax, unwind. For some, being away from family is emotionally draining. Too many tours, back-to-back take a huge toll on the body. If your band records a great deal, you will be out there touring in support, making appearances, doing media interviews, sitting for print stories. It is a lot to take on. As you age, the whole process takes more and more out of you.

And then, a lot of musicians do not see doctors regularly, have annual check-ups, or even have adequate health insurance.

It's a rewarding career, but it's a tough life.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 02:43 AM

7. that's sad. sorry to hear it. nt

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 02:50 AM

8. I hated it when he was decapitated in Studio 666...

The real thing is much worse. RIP Taylor.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 02:54 AM

9. Aww man

That is so sad RIP Taylor! I really love the Foo Fighters

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 03:00 AM

10. Didn't know he played with Alanis Morissette

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Response to progressoid (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 06:37 AM

19. A sad loss indeed. Alanis singing this at The Grammys was one of the best performances ever.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 03:29 AM

12. So very sad 😢

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 03:54 AM

13. sad

 

Sad. May his gentle soul R.I.P . I'm still in tears

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Response to lindsy2022 (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 07:06 AM

22. ...



Welcome - glad you are here.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 05:34 AM

14. Saw them in The Woodlands

a few years back. Taylor and the lead singer of the band who opened for them sang a cover of "Under Pressure". It was great!

I remember his drum kit was on a platform that rose really high into the air. It was nuts.

So sad. He was a great drummer in my opinion, and seemed to have such a great time playing in that band. He certainly was fun to watch.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 06:08 AM

16. Oh, no! What a loss! I really hope it wasn't drugs related.

I know he survived an overdose before. But I guess it doesn't really matter. If you're gone it doesn't make a difference how you got there.

Condolences to his family, friends and fans. ❤


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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 06:09 AM

17. ...

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 06:47 AM

20. way too young.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 06:52 AM

21. A life well lived

He exuded passion and joy.

Rest in percussive power!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 07:19 AM

23. Shocked, very good at his craft, had his demons

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 10:23 AM

25. "Let there be drums"

What a loss. RIP.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 10:38 AM

27. I don't understand why this is getting more attention than Madeline Allbright.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #29)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 10:55 AM

30. I was referring to nationwide coverage.

I should have made that clear. I assume I'm free to do that.

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #30)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 11:01 AM

32. There's lots of articles on MSM websites discussing the legacy and passing of Madeline Albright

A number of the OPs I linked to in the previous posts link to such articles.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #32)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 12:22 PM

40. Not to mention, someone dying at age 84

isn't a surprise. Taylor Hawkins was by all appearances sober, healthy and happy, so dropping dead at age 50 in the middle of a tour is an enormous shock.

I do wonder if Taylor was still a tobacco smoker. The risk of sudden cardiac death is far higher in smokers than non-smokers. Throw in the high altitude, and he may have just had a heart attack. I remember when Robert Palmer died suddenly of a heart attack at 54. He was a heavy smoker.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #40)

Tue Mar 29, 2022, 11:02 AM

51. If you really love or admire someone...

The age doesn't matter.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #32)

Sun Mar 27, 2022, 09:38 AM

46. Not everything is online.

I was thinking of mainstream media. Oops again.

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #46)

Sun Mar 27, 2022, 10:35 AM

47. Mainstream media is online. All of them.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #47)

Tue Mar 29, 2022, 11:01 AM

50. Okay,okay. you win.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 11:22 AM

35. First Time I Ever Saw Him...

was live on a late-night program playing with Alanis Morrisette. He was incredible. His playing made me appreciate Alanis' music even more. RIP.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 11:22 AM

36. I would run into hiking while he was mountain biking..


He wasn't that big of a guy, he would have these speakers in his backpack, playing music loudly, which was kind of obnoxious given, walking in the Las Virgenes Open Spaces, should be about the lack of noise.. He and I didn't get along, but he was popular in the neighborhood, and had many friends. RIP..

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 11:41 AM

37. Peace

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 11:48 AM

38. Extremely depressing.

Fantastically talented musician/performer and one of the of the all-time best IMHO.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 01:56 PM

42. Terrible news. Such a fantastic spirit and gifted musician. The beating heart of the Foo Fighters.

This one will hurt for a while.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 03:08 PM

43. Aw, man. That really sucks.

Not a big Foo Fighters person but have been watching a lot of interviews with Dave and Taylor recently. They seem like such good, nice, funny, genuine men.
He will be dearly missed.


Rest in Peace, Taylor.




I love the part when they walk up to the Guitar Center…

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 03:18 PM

44. I asw the Foo Fighters perform at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Very sorry to lose him at such a young age.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2022, 03:47 PM

45. Well this friggin sucks ...

Pass Gently Taylor, and thanks so much for all the great music.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2022, 09:01 PM

49. Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction posted on the /FooFighters Reddit

https://www.reddit.com/r/Foofighters/comments/tq0kqa/perry_farrells_moving_tribute_to_best_friend/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

There is a voice mail from Taylor at the end. I get the impression the Perry and his wife may have spoken to Taylor about his drug use.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2022, 01:34 PM

52. Sounds like his heart gave out - too many years of drug abuse I guess:

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