The Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins recently passed away at the age of 50. He breathed his last breath at the Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel in Bogota, Colombia. Recently, Rush members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson joined in for an interview in Toronto for “House Of Strombo”, a free-form radio talk program hosted by Canadian television and radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos.
Rush member talks about Taylor Hawkins
In this exclusive conversation, Lee and Lifeson talked about several topics including the tragic death of Taylor Hawkins.
Reflecting on the recent passing of the Foo Fighters drummer, Geddy said: “Heartbreaking — just heartbreaking. That really broke my heart, his passing. [He was] so full of file. I remember when he presented the [Rock And Roll] Hall Of Fame award to us in 2013 and we came up on stage, he was literally jumping up and down like a two-year-old — he was jumping up and down, he was so happy — and that was him. He was so full of admiration and rock and roll joy juice. And it just seems wrong that he left us.”
Hawkins and Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl gave the speech for Rush when the prog-rock legends were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and the Foo Fighters duo then performed “2112” alongside Rush during the Rock Hall ceremony.
After Stroumboulopoulos asked Lee what Hawkins said to him when he presented him with the Rock Hall award, Geddy said: “He just gave me a big hug. He just sent me an e-mail like a month ago — just checking in. That’s what he would do; he would just check in.”
Check out the full interview below: