Taylor Hawkins Call To Tommy Lee At Hotel Leaks


The multi-Grammy award-winning rock band the Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins shockingly passed away at the age of 50. The band had confirmed the news of his demise. Foo Fighters were due to play on the same day of his death. They were scheduled to play at the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia. Hawkins called Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee from his hotel room shortly before dying.

Apart from other stars of the music world, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich paid tribute to the legendary drummer. He revealed that Hawkins and him had a talk over a phone call.

Lars Ulrich reveals Taylor Hawkins inspired him with the phone call

Ulrich took to his Instagram account and posted a picture with Hawkins and revealed about the phone call in the caption. He spoke about the phone call he received from Hawkins about a week ago and said it inspired him. The Metallica drmmer also spoke about watching Hawkins at a two hour festival set at BottleRock.

Here is what he wrote in the caption:

“Thank you Taylor…

Thank you for always having the biggest warmest smile on your face and for lighting up every room with your infectious energy and good vibes.

At BottleRock recently, I had the best seat in the house right above you and once again stood in amazement watching as you effortlessly steered Foo Fighters through a two hour festival set with the perfect balance of swing, swagger, bounce and insane chops.

Your phone call a week ago touched and inspired me and I will always be appreciative for you championing our community as in your parting words….
“Drummers stick together!”
Damn right brother.
Except now the community is lesser without you.

Rest In Peace…”


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Paul Stanley (Kiss), Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Morello and Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) are among the other musicians who have reacted on social media.