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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dies at 50

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dies at 50

fu fighters The band announced on Twitter late Friday night, the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins. He was 50 years old.

“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with us all forever,” the band wrote.

Shortly after the tragic announcement, the band pulled back from their scheduled performance at the Picnic Stereo Festival in Bogota, Colombia.

Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in 1997 after spending two years as drummer for Alanis Morissette. In 2006, he launched his solo projects Taylor Hawkins and Coattail Riders.

Taylor Hawkins was 50 years old.
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The band just released a horror comedy Studio 666 in February. In the film, the members poke fun at the haunted house they rented to work on their 2021 album “Medicine at Midnight”.

“It’s something that I didn’t want and didn’t expect to do. It kind of happened,” Dave Grohl, Faux Fighters Front Commander He told the newspaper. “A friend of mine… had a meeting with these guys who said they wanted to make a horror movie with the Foo Fighters. I was like, ‘That’s the dumbest f-king idea I’ve ever heard.’” There is no way to do this. “

Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl in the set of "Studio 666."
Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl star as Leslie Grossman as Barb Weems in “Studio 666.”
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“When it comes to recording writing and making music, we take that very seriously,” Grohl He told the newspaper About the band’s longevity. “When it comes to getting on stage and being a live band, we take that very seriously – we want to be the best live band you’ve ever seen. We play those two or three hour shows and give 150% every night.”

Fellow legends like Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons have taken to Twitter to respond to rock’s loss.

Foo Fighters performing on stage
The Foo Fighters perform on stage during the 36th Annual Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Concert at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio.
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