Taylor Hawkins, the drummer for the Foo Fighters, Alanis Morissette and his personal band, is useless.
The Foo Fighters introduced his demise with a submit that reads, partly, “The Foo Fighters household is devastated by the tragic and premature lack of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will reside on with all of us eternally.”
The band is in Bogota, Colombia the place they had been scheduled to play Friday … and that’s reportedly the place Taylor died. To date, there aren’t any additional particulars about the place or how he handed away.
Taylor’s final efficiency was at Lalapalooza in Argentina this month. He didn’t seem to have any well being points whereas rocking the set.
Taylor had substance abuse points prior to now, and really survived a 2001 heroin overdose.
Together with Dave Grohl, Taylor was essentially the most recognizable face of the Foo Fighters, which he joined in 1997. Simply final 12 months, he and the group had been inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame.
Previous to becoming a member of FF, he’d been the touring drummer for Alanis and likewise for Sass Jordan.
Because the band famous, Taylor was such a cool outgoing man — with followers, and even the media. The final time we obtained him out was final September in NYC, the place he was having some enjoyable with autograph seekers and his bandmates.
Whereas he is remained with FF, Taylor additionally began his personal facet challenge … a band known as Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders.
Taylor and his spouse Alison have 3 youngsters — son Oliver Shane and daughters Annabelle and Everleigh. The band’s assertion provides, “Our hearts exit to his spouse, youngsters and household.”
Taylor and his Foo Fighter bandmates had been alleged to headline Lollapalooza Brazil on Sunday evening. Clearly, that gig is now up within the air.