Every year, The Grammy awards do a great job at remembering those that we lost in the year that encompassed the year in music. Most of the time, the Grammy awards have been very on point with focusing on who was lost in that year. That said, this year the did not bring up Taylor Hawkins.
As reported by People, this all was a huge shock to all fans within the Foo Fighters and Taylor Hawkins realm. How can you forget such a legendary artist who was apart of a legendary band? It’s certainly hard to say what may have been going through the producer’s mind, but we may now have an answer.
With Hawkins being left out of the “In Memoriam” portion of this year’s show, this left a lot of fans wondering why. There’s actually a reason for it. He was in the previous year’s feature instead.
The 2022 Grammys were held April 3, just nine days after Hawkins’ tragic death on March 25. Foo Fighters went on to win three Grammys that night: best rock performance (“Making a Fire”), best rock song (“Waiting On a War”) and best rock album (Medicine at Midnight).
When it comes to other artists who were left out of the portion of the show, it should be noted that Aaron Carter was left Out of 2023 Grammys On-Air In Memoriam — but Included in Print Tribute instead.
Hawkins died while on tour with Foo Fighters in Bogota, Colombia. The band was set to headline the Festival Estéreo Picnic before organizers announced a medical emergency had taken place, and the band would no longer be appearing.