Foo Fighters Pay Tribute To Chris Cornell In Seattle


Foo Fighters played at Safeco Field in Seattle over the holiday weekend, and Taylor Hawkins played on a drumset that had ‘Soundgarden’ written on it. You can view the drum set in the a photo from Instagram below. Hawkins also wore a ‘Save the Showbox’ t-shirt. The Showbox is an iconic Seattle venue that has held classic shows for decades, including Soundgarden’s first April 2010 reunion show under the name Nudedragons.

Taylor Hawkins discussed Chris Cornell and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington’s deaths in a The Rock FM interview last year. Alternative Nation transcribed their comments.

Hawkins said, “Like you said, people [seem to] got it so together. It just goes to show you, it doesn’t matter what’s in your bank account, or how many hits are on your YouTube page, all that kind of crap, it all goes out the window if, like Dave said, you’re not feeling right. Not to get to hear Chris Cornell make another record again is my selfish version of it, and there’s such a bigger hurt beyond my own selfish [reasons]. I barely knew him, a little bit, but from what I know, he was super cool, I didn’t know Chester very well at all, but I knew Chris a little bit, and Dave knew him a bit too.”

He added, “I can remember as far back as when I joined the band, [Dave Grohl] and I playing Soundgarden riffs together. I remember making There’s Nothing Left To Lose with the guy who engineered and produced some of their records, and we would just listen to their records a lot. They were a big inspiration to us a lot as musicians, Chris Cornell was just a master. The loss is a bummer, but like Dave said, that’s a real thing. Look after yourself, and if it looks like someone is down, way down, check up on them.”

The many faces of Taylor Hawkins ??? @foofighters #SaveTheShowbox

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