Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died. The band, who had simply accomplished a leg of tour dates in South America, introduced the information Friday evening (March 25) on social media. The assertion reads in full:
The Foo Fighters household is devastated by the tragic and premature lack of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will reside with us ceaselessly. Our hearts exit to his spouse, kids, and household, and we ask that their privateness be handled with the utmost respect on this unimaginably troublesome time.
Hawkins joined Foo Fighters after the band accomplished their 1997 album The Color and the Form, and has been a member since. Previous to his tenure in Foo Fighters, Hawkins had performed drums for Alanis Morissette. Hawkins’ most up-to-date work included final yr’s Drugs at Midnight, a venture of Bee Gees covers, and Foo Fighters’ horror movie, Studio 666.
Hawkins was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame by Paul McCartney with Foo Fighters final yr. The band had been scheduled to carry out on the Grammys on April 3 and had a North American tour scheduled to start in Might.