One of the fans on Reddit recently came across an edition of Scandalous podcast that dropped back in January. It featured Yeti Ward, former drum tech of late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. A couple interesting tidbits that was noted was that Ward chose to walk away from Foos gig. He also said that a Rolling Stone reporter contacted him for their piece but he chose not to participate. It seems he knew where it was going and he didn’t want to be part of it.
Another Reddit fan commented claiming that Ward insulted Foo Fighters and Hawkins after departing, but became more positive after Hawkins died.
Foo Fighters celebrated Taylor Hawkins’ memory and music at a special gig in London on Saturday, September 3. Hawkins, the band’s drummer since 1997, died in Bogotá, Colombia on March 25. He was 50 years old. Foo Fighters performed for a couple of hours at Wembley Stadium for a special tribute show for the late band drummer Taylor Hawkins. ‘The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts’ also took place at LA’s Kia Forum on September 27.
Meanwhile, a video clip has been shared by Dave Grohl which has the final interview of Hawkins before his death.
Taylor Hawkins hoped to be playing Foo Fighters songs with Dave Grohl even when the musicians were in their 70s, it’s revealed in the new documentary Let There Be Drums. It is a documentary film about “the art of drumming [and] the musicians who’ve mastered it.”
Towards the end of the movie, Hawkins is seen discussing his future, saying that while it’ll be difficult to play Foo Fighters songs in later years, he and Grohl will probably slow them down a little to make it easier. In the light of Hawkins’ death aged 50 in March, Kreutzmann admitted it was “crushing” to watch the scene now.