Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died Friday in Bogotá, Colombia while the rock band was on tour in South America. He was 50.
“I love Taylor Hawkins. He brought so much joy and happiness to my life,” wrote Matt Cameron on his Instagram. “I can’t believe he’s gone. I miss him already damn. My deepest love and condolences to the entire Foo Fighters organization and to the beautiful Hawkins family.”
“I’m sad and shocked about my friend Taylor’s death. I had the opportunity to play music with him, as a singer and drummer, in which he was both amazing! His energy lit up the stage” wrote Mike McCready on his Twitter. “But I really will miss the phone calls about love of music and life. Taylor didn’t text much but loved to talk. He was one of the good ones. Miss & love you my friend and thinking about your family through this hard time.”
You can watch Queen’s Keep Yourself Alive performed by NHC (Dave Navarro, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Chaney) with Matt Cameron & Pat Smear at The Ohana Fest 2021 below.
Born in Reggio Emilia in 1980. He created pearljamonline.it in 2001 and wrote the first edition of “Pearl Jam Evolution” in 2009 along with his wife Daria. Since 2022, he is behind 2 podcasts: “Pearl Jam dalla A alla Z” and “Fuori Orario Not Another Podcast”. He has collaborated with Barracuda Style, HvsR, Rolling Stone, Rockol and Il Fatto Quotidiano. He continues relentlessly to try to find “beautiful melodies that say terrible things”.
Favorite song: Present Tense
Favorite album: No Code
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Tom Waits, Ramones, Springsteen, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Mark Lanegan, Cat Power