Drummer Taylor Hawkins has passed away, aged 50. The charismatic musician was one of the most prominent and successful members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Foo Fighters. He had writing credits on Grammy-winning albums and even sang some Queen songs at their concerts. Born in California, Hawkins was inspired by bands such as Queen, the Police, and Roger Taylor. Besides Foos, he was also an active member of many side projects.
Besides Foo Fighters, Hawkins played the drums for other bands and artists. He wrote a number of songs, provided vocals, and even played the piano. A number of music icons have paid tribute to Hawkins’ life and legacy online. His wife Alison and three children are still mourning his loss. In addition to his music, Hawkins was also involved in several side projects.
The drummer and singer of the Foo Fighters spent 25 years with the band. He was best friends with frontman Dave Grohl. His death has shocked fans worldwide and has left the band with an unfinished album. The drummer and singer had been touring South America with the band. The band was scheduled to play a festival in San Isidro, Argentina, when he collapsed. After learning of his demise, the Bogota municipal government called an ambulance.
Despite his fame in the Foo Fighters, Hawkins was also a talented side project drummer. He was the drummer and vocalist for a band called the Coattail Riders. In addition to his work as a drumming artist, Hawkins starred in a film called Studio 666. He is survived by his wife Alison and three children. His death will leave a void in the music world.
The drummer of Foo Fighters, Taylor Hawkins was one of the most prolific rockers in the last decade. He released his self-titled debut album in 2006, and two other albums as a side project. Both albums featured heavy-hitting songs from the past. The band’s premise was inspired by the Foos’ Los Angeles home. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021.
The guitarist, who had multiple songwriting credits for the Foo Fighters, has a wide grin. He was also a founding member of the band’s Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, which released three studio albums and won the Grammy for “Best New Artist.” He was also a founding member of the deeGees parody act and the mock horror film Studio 666.