Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins shockingly passed away at the age of 50. The band was due to play on the same day of his death. The Foos were scheduled to play at the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia. This led to the band canceling the rest of their South American tour. Recently, a video clip surfaced on the internet which saw Red Hot Chili Peppers paying subtle tribute to Hawkins. The band performed
Red Hot Chili Peppers pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins
The band recently performed at the Rock Werchter. Vocalist Anthony Kiedis recently performed ‘Californication’ when he swapped the lyrics from Kurt Cobain to Taylor Hawkins, with “And Hawkins can you hear the spheres singing songs off Station To Station?” For those who are unaware, Foo Fighters was a term for UFOs seen by WWII fighter pilots.
One of the fans wrote: “That’s so awesome. I’m pretty sure “The Spheres” is actually the Foo Fighters, which is a WW2 term for UFOs. I had always understood the full line to mean Cobain can you hear the Foo Fighters covering songs off of David Bowie’s Station to Station album. That’s really heartbreaking being able to replace Cobain with Hawkins.”
Another wrote: “Woah, im a ufo nut and i cant believe i never made the connection of the spheres being the foo fighters. Thats a damn clever lyric”
You can check out the video clip below:
The cause of Hawkins’ 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. Highly respected Colombian journalist Luis Carlos Velez, the Bogota-based director of radio station FM recently claimed that a police officer who entered Hawkins’ room had told prosecutors he saw a ‘cocaine-like’ white powder. Foo Fighters have canceled their 2022 tour dates.