Machine Gun Kelly revealed on The Howard Stern Show that after their recent performance with Foo Fighters at Lollapalooza in South America was canceled just two nights before Taylor Hawkins died, Dave Grohl sent him a text message on the phone inviting MGK and his band to a party with Foo Fighters on a hotel rooftop. Dave said, “Come over to the hotel, we’re going to shut the rooftop down and have drinks.”
MGK brought a crew of 20 and Foo Fighters were welcoming. He said Taylor Hawkins complimented his performance as Tommy Lee in The Dirt film. He said Hawkins gave time to all 20 of his crew. “He’s such a beautiful soul, man.” MGK said he wanted to tell Hawkins’ kids their father was a great man. You can watch video below.
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins shockingly passed away at the age of 50. Tool guitarist Adam Jones is one of the stars who paid tribute to the legendary drummer. He dropped a picture with Hawkins on Instagram and wrote the following in the caption:
“What a f**king bummer. I met Taylor through mutual friends @sebastianbach and @suzanne_le_bach ▪️ Great musician and a lovely humble human. Bless you ▪️ You will be missed 🤍”
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The band was due to play on the same day of his death. They were scheduled to play at the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia. This led to the band reportedly canceling the rest of their South American tour. They sent out an official statement as well.
It read: “The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live with us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children, and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”
Hawkins was found dead Friday in a hotel room at the Four Seasons Casa Medina in Bogota. The cause of death is still not officially confirmed, but there are reports. ‘According to those close to him, the death could be related to the consumption of drugs.’ The Daily Mail reported this alleged statement. He had a history of drug abuse.White powder ‘similar to cocaine’, and hallucinogens, were allegedly found in the five-star Casa Medina hotel room of Hawkins.
On the Foo Fighters sub-reddit, fan tributes continue to pour in for the fallen bandmate as one user, named Plantbasedmenace stated: FF was one of my first concerts too. I was 8 years old and my dad had me thinking we were going to a Girl Scout meeting like usual on Wednesday evenings until he drove up to the venue – it’s still one of the best shows I’ve ever seen and I’ll never forget it. I learned a lot of new fun curse words and phrases from Dave that night and was amazed at how hard Taylor went on the drums. Their cover of Have A Cigar by Pink Floyd where Taylor is on vocals is still one of my favorite covers ever. I’m in shock.”