Foo Fighters band’s legendary drummer Taylor Hawkins died on March 25th, 2022, because of a high dosage of marijuana. Taylor Hawkins’s death shocked the music world. All musicians mourn his death.
Famous drummer Taylor Hawkins joined Foo Fighters in 1996. The band also released eight albums with the Foo Fighters. Also, Taylor Hawkins released three albums for his side project, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. He made a massive contribution to the music industry with his albums.
He has been making music with Foo Fighters until his death. He passed away in the hotel room while he was preparing for the concert. The news shocked the music world and deeply affected Foo Fighters and Taylor Hawkins fans.
He left us with vivid memories. To commemorate him, we created this list of unforgettable moments of Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins.
Unforgettable Moments of Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins
10- Taylor Hawkins Mental Health
After Taylor Hawkins lost his master (Chris Cornel), Taylor Hawkins was affected deeply. Because he did not know what to do without his master. This tragic death was affected his mental health, Taylor Hawkins revealed this situation in an interview.
“Like (Dave) said, people, ‘You’ve got it so together. It just goes to show you, it doesn’t matter what’s in your bank account, or how many hits are on your YouTube page, or all that kind of crap — it all goes out the window if, as Dave said, you’re not feeling right. The loss, it’s a bummer, but, as Dave said, that’s a real thing. Look after yourselves and if it looks like someone’s down, way down, check on ‘em.”
You can check out the entire interview below.
In 2021, Taylor Hawkins gave an interview to The Classic Rock. Taylor Hawkins talked about his admiration for the Rush band in an interview. He added Rush’s The Spirit of Radio changed track changed everyone one decisions about the band.
“‘The Spirit of Radio’ really changed a lot of people’s perceptions of Rush. It was a huge radio hit and I love that it’s unashamedly a great, great pop song. I still don’t get the intro at all, the time signature, or how it’s counted. I’ve tried to understand it by slowing the tune down, but it’s just not within the parameters of the things I do.
“And yet I can turn on any classic rock radio station and hear ‘The Spirit of Radio.’ How many bands can do something that fucked up and interesting and yet make it understandable to a non-musician. Rush showed that they could fuck music up and still make great pop songs! They were starting to get a little less ‘dungeons and dragons’ and streamlining the writing, dealing with more realistic stuff than the older tunes had – and that was exactly what I loved about this album.”
8. Neil Peart’s Death
Taylor Hawkins‘s admiration for the Rush band is known by every metal fan. Rush’s famous drummer Neil Peart’s tragic death is affected Taylor Hawkins deeply.
“There can never be another Neil Peart. No way. He had the craziest hands, and he just had such a unique thing. I hope that Geddy and Al play together, and I hope they can find someone to do something with them. But no one will ever be Neil Peart; it’s just impossible. And I think Geddy and Alex know that, and they feel the same way. But I want them to play – I really, really do. I know they wanna play. I don’t know that, like, personally, but…”
7-Thaks To Foo Fighters Fans
Foo Fighters released their album, “Medicine At Midnight” in 2021. After the band released the album, the album sales skyrocketed. That’s why Foo Fighters’ legendary guitarist thanked the band’s loyal fans for this sales record.
“This was Dave’s decision to put out this record now because all the business asides are saying – we’ve looked at our spreadsheets and, by the way, no one’s selling anything right now,” he says.
“I think we have a pretty damn loyal fan base, and they always give us a shot every time. And at a time when everybody’s just having a hard time period and the story at that time to maybe give some light and joy to some people just through music. Spreadsheets are spreadsheets, and the facts of the record business right now are not great. I mean, people generally aren’t listening to new music, but our fans that listen to all of our records will listen to this one, and I’ll be happy to have it, and we’ll be happy that they have it.”
6-Foo Fighters Longevity
Taylor Hawkins has shared his opinions about Foo Fighters’ longevity in August 2020. Foo Fighters have been making music since 1994. During their carrier, they released 15 albums.
“It is a number of things,” Hawkins says. “I think the fact that we kind of cut our teeth live, and really that has always been our sort of…
“You know, we have some great songs, Dave’s written some amazing songs, but the fact that we’ve always worked hard live, meaning tour, every time, a lot. I think that has a lot to do with it. We always had a world picture in mind. Every time we put out a record, we always go to Australia, we always go to New Zealand, we always go to England – sometimes twice – we always do Europe – sometimes twice.
“The hardest part is touring all over America. It’s because it’s so fucking big. I think it’s going out and playing, I think that’s our longevity, and the fact that Dave manages to squeeze out a couple of good songs every record.”
Neil Peart was a special person for Taylor Hawkins. In their private life, they hang out several times. They were real buddies. That’s why Neil Peart’s tragic death affected him deeply.
“We did a little bit, but not that much. I hung out with him a couple of times, he had a place in Santa Monica where he kept all of his old cars. I’ve had lunch with him one day; he was a pretty private dude, and he came over to my house once for a barbecue actually.”
“He was there to be with his daughter, he wasn’t there to be a drummer of Rush, that’s for sure. I told my friends, ‘Don’t bug him, just let him enjoy the barbecue.’ So I knew him kind-of, but I never got to know him that well, but I’ve had some good times with him. You look at guys like that, they’re, like, your heroes, so they’re kind of like superheroes to you as well. I was lucky enough to meet him a couple of times, and actually and to know Geddy and Alex a little bit as well.”
4-Taylor Hawkins’s last live performance
Before Taylor Hawkins passed away, he performed in the band’s Chile show on March 18. He covered “Queen’s Somebody To Love.” While he covered the track, Dave Grohl accompanied him with his drum solo. This performance was astonishing.
3- Roger Taylor influenced Taylor Hawkins with his style
When Taylor Hawkins was a child, he took Roger Taylor as a role model. That’s why he was dressing up like Roger Taylor at age 10.
“I used to dress like Roger Taylor when I was 10 because I thought he was cool. In high school, I used to dress like Stephen Perkins from Jane’s Addiction because I thought he was cool.”
“You just want to be those guys when you’re that age. Then the older you get you to start to find yourself, through all of your musical and life experiences, and become who you are. Some amalgamated version of all these influences and stories and haircuts. All of these things you’ve adopted in part of — that have metamorphosed into who you are as a person — musically and personally. We wear our influences pretty heavy on our sleeve on this record, no question.”
Foo Fighters joined Led Zeppelin to cover Led Zeppelin’s famous song Rock And Roll in 2008. This cover was an impressive moment for Led Zeppelin fans. They could listen to their favorite songs from Taylor Hawkins.
1-Taylor Hawkins’ Vocal Performance
Taylor Hawkins performed “Cold Day In The Sun” in 2006 at the concert. Foo Fighters band members listen to this song from a songwriter for the first time.