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Taylor Hawkins Pays Touching Tribute To Dave Grohl During His Final Performance With Foo Fighters

Emily Brown

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Taylor Hawkins Pays Touching Tribute To Dave Grohl During His Final Performance With Foo Fighters

Featured Image Credit: Gonzalo Lara/YouTube

Touching footage of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins praising bandmate Dave Grohl at Hawkins' last-ever performance with the band has emerged.

The band had been touring in South America and were set to play at a festival in Bogota, Colombia this weekend when Foo Fighters shared the news of Hawkins' 'tragic and untimely' death yesterday (26 March).

Hawkins did not respond to resuscitation efforts at a hotel in the city and was declared dead, with a toxicology report later revealing traces of 10 different substances in his body.

Hawkins' final performance with the band took place last Sunday (20 March) at Lollapalooza Festival in Argentina. During the set, Hawkins stepped out from behind his drum kit to swap places with frontman Grohl and sing Queen's song 'Somebody to Love'.

Addressing the crowd at the concert, Hawkins took to the microphone and said: "I f*****g love Dave Grohl, man."

Taylor Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in 1997. Credit: Alamy
Taylor Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in 1997. Credit: Alamy

He continued: "I'd be delivering pizzas if it wasn't for f*****g Dave Grohl. I'd be managing the drum department at a Guitar Center if it wasn't for Dave Grohl."

Hawkins' comments about Grohl came after the frontman encouraged him to join him at the front of the stage, describing him as 'the best f*****g drummer in the world' and adding: "We love him so much."

Hawkins joined Foo Fighters three years after the band was created by Grohl in 1994, and went on to record eight studio albums with the group between the years of 1999 and 2021. As well as drumming on the tracks, Hawkins had writing credits on several songs.

Grohl has not yet spoken publicly about the news of his bandmate's death, but a joint statement from the band described them as 'devastated' and assured his 'music spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever'.

Lollapalooza also released a statement in the wake of Hawkins' death, writing: "We are absolutely devastated by the loss of our friend, Taylor Hawkins. There are no words to describe what he meant to us, and to all music fans around the world. Our unconditional love and support goes out to his family, the Foo Fighters and their entire team."

Investigators have not confirmed whether the drugs found in Hawkins' system at the time of his death played a part in his passing. An investigation into the cause of death is still ongoing.

Topics: World News, Dave Grohl, Music, Foo Fighters, US News

Emily Brown
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