Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett ripped Taylor Hawkins death conspiracy theorists in a new The Plug with Justin Jay interview.
“Taylor was this big character and he meant a lot to millions of people so I get that fascination with [his death] but so much of what I’ve seen out there is so completely wrong.”
“There are people out there saying shit like Dave killed Taylor by making him get the vaccine. You’re going to turn it into that? Fuck you. I try not to pay attention to it but it does make you angry because that shit is just disrespectful.”
Foo Fighters had previously performed for a couple of hours at Wembley Stadium for a special tribute show for the late band drummer Taylor Hawkins 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 celebrated Hawkins’ memory and music at the special gig in London.
The whole line-up for the show had been leaked early, featuring a reunion of Dave Grohl’s Them Crooked Vultures. While performing 1997 hit ‘Monkey Wrench’, Grohl messed up the performance of the song as he seemingly forgot the lyrics to part of the song. ‘The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts’ also take over LA’s Kia Forum on September 27.
The official account of Foo Fighters dropped a series of pictures ahead of the concert tonight. The caption read:
“Los Angeles, see you tomorrow! #TaylorHawkinsTribute
5pm PT Doors Open
7pm PT Show Begins
Donate to @musicsupport_uk & @musicares at the link in bio.
Photos by @scarletpage, @kevinmazur, @dannybones64 and @martsaugusts.”
Rage Against The Machine member Brad Wilk also recently took to his Instagram account and posted a picture of the musicians including Dave Grohl, Chad Smith and Travis Barker ahead of the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert. A new lineup of performers has been announced for the Los Angeles and it includes Motley Crue member Tommy Lee.
Eddie Trunk recently stated on his radio show that the LA show is going to be filmed but not streamed. The Foo Fighters website has only ever mentioned streaming for Wembley. The Wembley livestream was a great experience for the fans. The show is set to start at 7pm and that is 10pm eastern. It will take place on a Tuesday night and not a weekend which makes it difficult. It has been noted that it will available to watch later.