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. Alan Cross’s articles have come up a few times and for those who are not aware of him, he is a respected rock journalist in Canada. he recently shared his take on the Rolling Stone article published recently regarding Taylor Hawkins.
Alan Cross opens up on the matter
In an article written by Alan Cross on ‘A Journal of Musical Things,’ he said that the article confirms some things he’d heard via back-channels, particularly in regards to the plane incident in December. He further said that he has heard that Taylor’s family is disputing the Colombian toxicology screen report.
Cross went on to state that he feels comfortable enough between what he’s heard and what was said in the RS article to (in his opinion) completely rule out an OD. He implied there was a taboo on reporting on this story.
Recently, Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron responded to the article covered by Rolling Stone this week that reported that the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins wanted to tour less with the Dave Grohl-led rock band before his death.
The Rolling Stone article, “Inside Taylor Hawkins’ Final Days as a Foo Fighter,” featured parts of an interview with Cameron, the Pearl Jam drummer also known for his work in Soundgarden and who collaborated with Hawkins in Nighttime Boogie Association.
It included further quotes from others said to be close to Hawkins, the musician who unexpectedly died at 50 in March, all seemingly supporting what was reportedly his desire to cut back on Foo Fighters shows. Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith also recently disproved his quotes featured in the article about the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
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.