Foo Fighters have paid tribute to their late drummer Taylor Hawkins on what would have been his 51st birthday.
Hawkins was discovered useless in a lodge room in Bogota, Colombia in March 2022 whereas Foo Fighters have been on tour within the nation.
The band lead the tributes to Hawkins, tweeting a black-and-white picture of him accompanied by the caption: “Miss you a lot.”
Miss you a lot. pic.twitter.com/rpyYyf93O3
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) February 17, 2023
In Hawkins’ obituary, NME wrote: “Rage Towards The Machine’s Tom Morello, and lots of others, praised Taylor’s “spirit” of their tributes, and that’s how he’ll be most remembered – because the epitome not simply of Foo Fighters’ celebratory perspective to rock’n’roll however the exhilaration of musical fandom too. Relaxation assured: so long as Foo Fighters endure, Taylor Hawkins shall be within the band.”
On the finish of final yr, Foo Fighters shared a message with followers, confirming they’d proceed to carry out collectively following Hawkins’ loss of life. “We all know that after we see you once more – and we are going to quickly – he’ll be there in spirit with all of us each evening,” they promised in a press release.
The band performed two large tribute live shows in London and Los Angeles in September 2022, throughout which Hawkins’ son Shane performed the drums throughout ‘My Hero’.
Final month, the band introduced their first gigs since Hawkins’ passing, confirming a headline set at Boston Calling 2023. They may even be headlining each Columbus, OH’s Sonic Temple competition on Might 28 and Bonnaroo on June 18, and are changing Pantera at two German festivals in June.
In the meantime, Radio X’s Chris Moyles needed to apologise after unofficially asserting a brand new Foo Fighters album on his breakfast present final week. “Look, all I’ll say is that this. I can’t say anymore…anyway, sorry Dave. I’m actually sorry Dave,” he stated on air.