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March 26, 2022 at 12:32 pm Quote #65277

mrmojohalen
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https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/25/entertainment/taylor-hawkins-foo-fighters-obit/index.html

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died, band says

By Aya Elamroussi, Michelle Watson and Jason Hanna, CNN

Updated 11:27 AM ET, Sat March 26, 2022

(CNN)Taylor Hawkins, the golden-locked musician who for more than two decades drummed for the Foo Fighters on their way to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has died, the band said Friday — an announcement made shortly before the group was to play in Colombia. He was 50.
The cause of death was not disclosed.
“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,” the band said on Twitter. “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.”

On Friday, the band was scheduled to perform in Bogotá for the Festival Estereo Picnic, followed by Lollapalooza Brasil on Sunday, according to its website.

Friday’s performance was canceled just as fans were gathering at 11 p.m., according to Romeo Reyes, who told CNN he traveled from El Salvador to Bogotá to attend the festival.

“We were getting into position when they announced that the Foo Fighters would not be performing, but they didn’t say why. About 10 minutes later, the news broke that Taylor had died,” Reyes said.
“No one knew the reason for the cancellation. … We were all sad. But like I said, nobody knew that Taylor had died. We found out about 10 to 15 minutes later,” he said.

Later, candles were placed on the main stage as a vigil for Hawkins, and the screens on five stages projected the message, “Taylor Hawkins Por Siempre,” which translates as “Taylor Hawkins Forever.”
News of Hawkins’ death came a day after the band announced it would take the stage at the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on April 3.


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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March 26, 2022 at 1:03 pm Quote #65278

King Edward
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This is tough news to handle. I’m gonna miss him. Very sad.


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March 26, 2022 at 5:08 pm Quote #65279

PT5150
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Very sad RIP Taylor


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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March 26, 2022 at 7:42 pm Quote #65280

unchainedheart
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i didn’t saw that one coming,i mean it is so sudden,the guy was so vibrant.Very sad


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March 27, 2022 at 3:48 pm Quote #65283

ron
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Wolfgang Van Halen paid tribute to Hawkins during Mammoth WVH’s Saturday night show in Boston. “He was a hero to me, and a hero to all of us, and a hero to countless people, so we feel this is necessary.” The band then launched into a powerful cover of Foo Fighters’ 1998 hit “My Hero,” which he explained they had learned earlier in the day. After repeatedly pointing his guitar towards the sky, Van Halen ended the performance by saying, “Rest in peace, Taylor. We love you.”


Mammoth WVH Webster Hall NYC 3/28/22 ” My Hero”


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April 12, 2022 at 8:05 pm Quote #65320

mrmojohalen
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When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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April 16, 2022 at 12:21 am Quote #65351

mrmojohalen
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When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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