A moving tribute. Taylor Hawkins, the late Foo Fighters drummer, was honored at the 2022 Grammys with a moving video honoring his contribution to music.
“So that was the point in the show where I was supposed to introduce the Foo Fighters. We would have celebrated with them because they won…three Grammy Awards earlier today. But of course they’re not there due of the tragic passing of their legendary drummer, Taylor Hawkins,” host Trevor Noah told the public in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3. “Our hearts go out to Taylor’s family, friends, Foo Fighter family and all of their fans around the world. We would like to take a moment now to remember Taylor.
The tribute video, which was set to “My Hero” – one of the band’s biggest hits – featured clips of Hawkins on drums, performing with his bandmates and smiling for the camera. The segment, which led into the In Memoriam portion of the evening, ended with footage of the huge crowd during a performance by Foo Fighters singing the hit.
Hawkins died on Friday March 25, while the band was touring South America. The musician, who was 50 at the time of his death, had 10 substances in his system when he died, according to Colombian authorities. His sudden passing came nine days before Foo Fighters performed at the 64th Grammy Awards.
Ahead of the awards show, the band released two statements following the death of founder Taylor Hawkins and Coattails.
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” Foo Fighters wrote via Twitter on March 25. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live with us all forever. Our thoughts are with his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect at this incredibly difficult time.”
Four days later, the band took to the social media platform to announce that they had canceled the remainder of their world tour following Hawkins’ tragic death.
“It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirms the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the stunning loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins. We are sorry and share the disappointment that we will not see each other as planned. the group said in a statement on Tuesday, March 29, urging fans to grieve and celebrate the Texas native’s life: “Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, for her, to bring our loved ones together, and to enjoy all the music and the memories we’ve made together.
The leader of the Foo Fighters Dave Grohl had already lost another band member when Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain killed himself in April 1994. After the “Come As You Are” singer’s death, Grohl considered quitting music, he said. he declares. heat press in 2017.
“I couldn’t imagine myself going on stage or sitting on a drum stool and playing music. It would just take me back to the heartbreaking place of losing Kurt,” the multi-instrumentalist revealed. “A long time passed when I felt that the music was going to break my heart again. Then I realized that actually music was the only thing that was going to cure him.
Watch Hawkins’ tribute to the Grammys in the video above.