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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins dead at 50

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Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has died, the band introduced on Twitter late Friday night time. He was 50.

“His musical spirit and infectious laughter will stay on with all of us eternally,” the band wrote.

Shortly after the tragic announcement, the band backed out of its scheduled Friday efficiency on the Picnic Stereo Competition in Bogotá, Colombia. The band lately performed Lollapalooza Chile on March 18 and Lollapalooza Argentina on March 20.

Hawkins joined Foo Fighters in 1997 after spending two years as Alanis Morissette’s touring drummer. In 2006, he launched his solo venture Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders.

Taylor Hawkins smiling
Taylor Hawkins was 50 years previous.
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The band simply launched their horror-comedy “Studio 666” in February. Within the movie, the members poke enjoyable at themselves within the haunted home they rented out to work on their 2021 album “Medication at Midnight.”

“It’s one thing I by no means wished to or anticipated to do. It simply kinda occurred,” Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl instructed The Publish. “A pal of mine … had a gathering with these people who mentioned that they need to make a horror movie with Foo Fighters. I used to be like, ‘That’s the stupidest f–king concept I’ve ever heard in my life. There’s no manner we’d try this s–t.’

Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl on set of "Studio 666."
Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl star as themselves and Leslie Grossman stars as Barb Weems in “Studio 666.”
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“In terms of writing data and making music, we take that very severely,” Grohl instructed The Publish concerning the band’s longevity. “In terms of getting onstage and being a stay band, we take that very severely — we need to be one of the best f–king stay band you have got ever seen in your life. We play these two-, three-hour exhibits, give 150% each night time.”

Fellow legends like Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons took to Twitter to answer rock music’s loss.

Foo Fighters performing onstage
Foo Fighters performs onstage in the course of the thirty sixth Annual Rock and Roll Corridor Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio.
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