Foo Fighters confirm they will continue without Taylor Hawkins

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3 Jan 2023, 15:12

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Foo Fighters have shared they will be continuing as band without late drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died last year.

Hawkins passed away in March 2022 at 50 years old, while the band were on tour in South American. Following his death, the band has only played together at two massive tribute concerts in London and Los Angeles in September.

In a statement posted to social media, Foo Fighters have now confirmed they will be continuing as a band.

They said: “As we say goodbye to the most difficult and tragic year that our band has ever known, we are reminded of how thankful we are for the people that we love and cherish most, and for the loved ones who are no longer with us.

“Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life. And for the past 27 years our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us all get through the darkest of times together. A place to share our joy and our pain, our hopes and fears, and to join in a chorus of life together through music.

“Without Taylor, we never would have become the band that we were – and without Taylor, we know that we’re going to be a different band going forward.”

They concluded by saying: “We know that when we see you again- and we will soon- he’ll be there in spirit with all of us every night.”

Meanwhile, Hawkins will feature posthumously on Iggy Pop’s upcoming new album Every Loser.

“Taylor came in with incredible style,” Pop told NME. “I’m very fortunate to have that colour on the record. I was really sad and shocked to hear about him. I happened to know that hotel where he was. I’ve stayed in that town. The whole thing was something else. He did have a wonderful career doing what he wanted to do, and by all accounts, a good life.”

He continued, “He drums up a storm on those tracks, and you can really hear it. He has this sort of bubbling quality, it’s really percolating.”