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Dave Grohl was treasuring his band bonds, a month before the death of Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins

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First, Dave Grohl misplaced Kurt Cobain after the Nirvana frontman dedicated suicide in 1994.

Now, after the stunning, sudden dying of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins Friday in Bogotá, Colombia — which authorities say could also be tied to medication — it marks the second time that Grohl has misplaced one in all his beloved bandmates.

Final month, earlier than the opening of the Foos’ horror-comedy “Studio 666,” Grohl advised The Put up simply how a lot he believed within the brotherhood of being in a band. In truth, he stated that’s why he by no means went solo in his profession as a two-time Rock & Roll Corridor of Famer.

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins
Dave Grohl described his late Foo Fighters bandmate Taylor Hawkins as his “brother from one other mom.”

“You already know, I like being in a band, man,” stated Grohl, 53. “Like, I don’t know what it might really feel like if I walked onstage and I didn’t know the keyboard participant, or I didn’t know the drummer, or they had been those that had been simply employed to come back out and play these songs. I don’t know — I don’t know if I would love that. I truthfully assume I wouldn’t.”

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins
Dave Grohl and his late Foo Fighters bandmate Taylor Hawkins in 2012.
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Certainly, regardless of the ache of getting already misplaced Cobain, Grohl had discovered a good deeper band bond with Hawkins and the Foos. “There’s one thing about strolling onstage along with your guys. There’s a safety in that,” he stated. “There’s one thing about being a gaggle, that it’s not simply me towards the world — it’s us towards the world. I don’t know what it’s prefer to be a solo artist, however I do know what it’s prefer to be in a f—king band. And I gotta say, it feels good.”

In his 2021 memoir “The Storyteller,” Grohl known as Hawkins his “brother from one other mom, my finest buddy, a person for whom I’d take a bullet.”

Additionally in his e book, Grohl recounts how there was an on the spot connection when Hawkins joined the Foo Fighters in 1997. “Upon first assembly, our bond was rapid, and we grew nearer with each day, each track, each word that we ever performed collectively,” he writes. “We’re completely meant to be, and I’m grateful that we discovered one another on this lifetime.”

Taylor Hawkins
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins died on Friday in Bogotá, Colombia at age 50.

The Foo Fighters — who had been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame final October — had been hours away from taking part in the Picnic Stereo Pageant in Bogotá when Hawkins died. And after rocking the live performance reopening of Madison Sq. Backyard final June, the band was able to roar in entrance of crowds once more, with extra tour dates scheduled to come back in 2022.

“When you began to appreciate that we had been dwelling in a brand new world and won’t expertise these issues that we took as a right earlier than,” Grohl stated, “there was this worry, like, ‘Maintain on a second — I would like that. Like, I would like an viewers to share this with. I have to really feel that communal power. I would like to have a look at somebody’s eyes as we’re singing a track collectively.’ Actually, it’s that tangible precise bodily expertise that makes it particular.”

Taylor Hawkins
Taylor Hawkins performing with the Foo Fighters on the Discussion board in Inglewood, California in 2021.
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