Taylor Hawkins dies at age 50

The popular drummer of the Foo Fighters died in Colombia, where he was currently touring with the band

Taylor Hawkins dies at age 50

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 17, 1972, Taylor Hawkins rose to international stardom as the drummer of the Foo Fighters. He joined the band in 1997 after serving as a drummer for Sass Jordan and Alanis Morissette and replacing the band’s original drummer, recording 10 of their 12 albums, starting with the best seller “There Is Nothing Left to Lose” in 1999. Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins are perhaps the best known and most popular members of the Foo Fighters. The duo created a unique dynamic with Taylor’s powerful and outstanding drumming, contributing to elevating the band to one of the best live acts of the last two decades. A self-confessed Queen fanatic, Taylor often sang Queen songs at Foo Fighters concerts, with Dave Grohl securing the drums. He recorded several songs as a singer and released a solo album, “Kota,” in 2016, and was one of the most prolific collaborators with other artists. The band released their latest original album in 2021, “Medicine at Midnight”, and were busy promoting their debut movie and touring South America, where the Foo Fighters played their last show with Taylor on March 22. They were in Colombia, scheduled to play a concert on Friday, the 25th, when Taylor Hawkins died. The band confirmed his death on the night of the 25th, but no cause has been revealed yet. Taylor was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Foo Fighters in 2021. He leaves behind his wife, Alison, married since 2005, and three children. RIP.

Look back at the 1997 music video “Everlong”, one of the very first that Taylor made with the Foo Fighters and the last song ever he performed live with the band on March 22 in Argentina


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