Foo Fighters Reveal Decision To Carry On Following Death Of Taylor Hawkins
“Without Taylor, we know we are going to be a different band moving forward.”
By Scott Bernstein Jan 3, 2023 • 9:53 am PST
Foo Fighters posted an announcement on their social feeds on New Year’s Eve confirming they will move forward as a “different band” following the tragic death of drummer Taylor Hawkins. The group didn’t share any specific details of what they are planning other than that they will see fans “soon.”
The note began with a reflection on Foo Fighters’ extremely tough 2022. “As we say goodbye to the most difficult and tragic year that our band has ever known, we are reminded of how thankful we are for the people that we love and cherish most, and for the loved ones who are no longer with us,” wrote Foo Fighters. Hawkins died at age 50 on March 25, 2022 in Bogotá, Colombia while the band was touring South America.
“Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life and for the past 27 years our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us all get through the darkest of times together,” continued the note. “A place to share our joy and pain, our hopes and fears, and to join a chorus of life together through music. Without Taylor, we never would have become the band that we were-and without Taylor, we know that we’re going to be a different band going forward.
The group led by Dave Grohl canceled all remaining tour dates shortly after Hawkins’ passing. “We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together,” stated Foo Fighters on March 29.
Foo Fighters ended the note by looking forward. “We know that when we see you again-and we will soon-[Taylor] will be there in spirit with all of us every night.” Taylor Hawkins’ legacy was celebrated with all-star tribute concerts on September 3 in London and on September 27 in Los Angeles.
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