The rock world, including this entertainment news outlet, is extremely sad to acknowledge the passing of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. Video has surfaced of Hawkins’ body being transported from his Bogota hotel, as seen below.
The beloved musician would originally get his start as the touring drummer for such names as Alanis Morrissette. This would last from June 1995 until March 1997. Following that, Hawkins would join the Foo Fighters officially in 1997. As one of the genre’s most decorated musicians for the instrument he played, Hawkins He was voted “Best Rock Drummer” in 2005 by the United Kingdom drumming magazine Rhythm.
Back in 2018, Taylor Hawkins’ son had the time of his life playing with members of the band. Hawkins would be announced as the new drummer for the Foo Fighters on March 18, 1997, when he replaced the previous drummer, William Goldsmith. Hawkins would be listed as a co-writer going forward on every Foo Fighters album until his passing. The reason for Hawkins’ death has not been confirmed or suspected as of now. Taylor Hawkins dead at fifty years year old.
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In lighter news regarding the Foo Fighters, the frontman and guitarist of the group Dave Grohl recently discussed the origin of the band’s name in an interview with Clash and revealed how it’s rooted in UFO lore. Credit to Cheatsheet.com for the following.
“Around the time that I recorded the first FF tape (that became the first record), I was reading a lot of books on UFOs,” Grohl said. “Not only is it a fascinating subject, but there’s a treasure trove of band names in those UFO books!”
Grohl would also say: “So, since I had recorded the first record by myself, playing all the instruments, but I wanted people to think that it was a group, I figured that FOO FIGHTERS (WW2 term for UFOs) might lead people to believe that it was more than just one guy. Silly, huh?”