The news of Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins passing away at the age of 50 yesterday in Columbia hit me hard. I’ve been a fan of the Foo Fighters since the very beginning, and Taylor was always a joy to watch during their performances.
The band released the following statement on their Twitter account:
The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginable difficult time.Foo Fighters Twitter
In remembrance of Taylor, here are some of my favorite Foo Fighters songs and moments featuring Taylor Hawkins on drums as well as a few videos from Taylor’s side projects like Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders and Taylor’s newest project, NHC, a supergroup featuring Jane’s Addiction’s members Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney. RIP Taylor… you will be missed by so many.
At the time of this post, the cause of death has not been disclosed.