Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have honored Taylor Hawkins following Friday’s tragic passing of the Foo Fighters drummer. Hawkins had a detailed bond with the legendary prog-rock band over time, as he, Dave Grohl and producer Nick Raskulinecz even dressed up as ’70s-era Rush to carry out “2112” on the latter’s Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame induction in 2013.
Late Rush drummer Neil Peart was considered one of Hawkins’ musical heroes. In a 2020 interview with radio station 94.9 The Rock Toronto, Hawkins mentioned, “There can by no means be one other Neil Peart. No method. He had the craziest arms, and he simply had such a novel factor. … I hope that Geddy and Al play collectively, and I hope they will discover somebody to do one thing with them. However nobody will ever be Neil Peart; it’s simply inconceivable.”
Sadly, Lee and Lifeson at the moment are paying tribute to Hawkins only a couple years later. An announcement written by Lee and posted on behalf of himself and Lifeson on Rush’s Instagram web page reads as follows.
“We’re so very shocked and saddened to listen to the devastating information of the sudden passing of our musical brother Taylor Hawkins.
He was such an extremely constructive supply of music, vitality and love, and a real artist to his very core…there are merely no phrases to adequately specific simply how a lot he will probably be missed by all — together with Alex, myself and your entire Rush household.
Our hearts, love and sympathy exit to Taylor’s household as properly the Grohls, and the prolonged Foos household…
Relaxation In Peace brother…
Geddy and Alex”
In a separate tribute on his personal Instagram web page, Lee added the next tribute:
“My coronary heart is really breaking on the information of Taylor’s passing. A sweetheart of a person that radiated good vibes, a love of music, and a complete monster on the drums. He was so, so blissful the night time Alex and I got here up onstage to play ‘YYZ’ with him in the course of the Foos present on the Air Canada Centre on March twenty third, 2008… His pleasure was virtually inconceivable for him to include. And naturally, he nailed it!
Brother, you left us method, method too quickly… relaxation in peace my buddy…”
The tributes from the Rush members are among the many many who have poured in since information of Hawkins’ passing on Friday night time. Such artists as Ozzy Osbourne, Mick Jagger, Lars Ulrich, Travis Barker, Ringo Starr, and others have additionally honored the late Foo Fighters drummer.
Hawkins died Friday (March twenty fifth) at a lodge in Bogotá, Colombia, within the midst of Foo Fighters’ South American tour. They final performed Lollapalooza Argentina on Sunday (March twentieth) and had been scheduled to carry out on the Pageant Estéreo in Bogotá final night time. No reason behind dying has been reported as of but.
Along with performing throughout Rush’s Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame induction ceremony, Hawkins and Grohl additionally had the dignity of inducting the enduring Canadian band. See video of the induction and aforementioned efficiency beneath, adopted by Rush’s Instagram tributes to Hawkins.