The passing of Taylor Hawkins was one of the most saddest events in the world of rock music. The iconic drummer had been with the band ever since their inception, and has contributed to the grunge and post-grunge movements immensely.
Foo Fighters have cancelled all their tours as Hawkins suddenly passed away while on tour in South America. The drummer’s death is still being looked into by authorities, though it is speculated that it could be related to drug use. The star drummer was only 50 at the time of his passing.
The Grammy Awards have scheduled a tributary performance in the remembrance of the legendary drummer, which will air in the ceremony on April 3rd. The specifics are not yet ironed out, though the producers are working on planning an homage worthy for the drummer.
CBS Executive Vice President of Specials, Music and Live Events, Jack Sussman, told Variety that they’re trying to figure out the most respectful way to plan tribute for the legend.
We will honor his memory in some way. We want to figure out what is the right thing to do that is respectful to everyone involved. We’re patient. We’ll be planning right up until the very end.
Foo Fighters are nominated for three awards this year. The Hall of Fame band is going through an intense period of grief as a whole, as they get together with their families and process the loss of their cherished bandmate.
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