Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins recently passed away at the age of 50. His demise occurred at the Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Bogota, Colombia. Queen guitarist Brian May recently stated that the late legendary had spoken with him about a new collaboration just a week before his untimely death last month.
Brian May talks about the new project discussed with Taylor Hawkins
Brian May was the very special guest on My Planet Rocks with Liz Barnes last night (24th April) to celebrate the reissue of his second solo album ‘Another World’, which featured Taylor Hawkins on drums on the track ‘Cyborg.’ Hawkins went on to collaborate with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor numerous times over the years both in the studio and on stage.
May commented on his final phone call with Hawkins and he said they spoke about making new music together which unfortunately was never materialized:
“He’s one of these people who retained his kind of childlike quality,” May said. “He never grew up. He never became jaded with anything. I was speaking to him a week before this terrible accident happened and he was full of joys, just full of laughs and full of fun. (He was) saying, ‘when are we going to get together?! We need to make more music!’, all this kind of stuff.”
He added: “I don’t like to wallow in tragedy. I don’t like to linger there. But this is life. Life is full of pain and joy, and sorrow and grief. You have to come through it all and just kind of live with it and live it. And music is a great way of healing, I think more than anything else. We all heal by sharing stuff through music and God knows rock music is the best music for that. That’s why I do it. I don’t think there’s any other music which is food for the soul like rock music is.”
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.