Dave Grohl wrote about his bond with the late Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins in his memoir, The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music.
Hawkins grew to become a member of Alanis Morissette’s band in 1995, and it was whereas enjoying with Morissette he was seen by Grohl. In want of a drummer, Grohl contacted Hawkins for some recommendations, assuming Hawkins would not half methods with Morissette.
However as destiny would have it, Hawkins was within the open spot with Foo Fighters and ultimately joined the group in 1997. Thus started Grohl and Hawkins unwavering friendship.
“Tearing by way of the room like an F5 twister of hyperactive pleasure was Taylor Hawkins, my brother from one other mom, my greatest pal, a person from whom I might take a bullet,” he wrote. “Upon first assembly, our bond was quick, and we grew nearer with every single day, each track, each word that we performed collectively. I’m not afraid to say that our probability assembly was a form of love at first sight, igniting a musical ‘twin flame’ that also burns to at the present time. Collectively, we now have change into an unstoppable duo, onstage and off, in pursuit of any and all journey we will discover. We’re completely meant to be, and I’m grateful that we discovered one another on this lifetime.”
Foo Fighters confirmed the passing of 50-year-old Hawkins final evening (March 25), simply hours earlier than they have been set to take the stage at on the Pageant Estero Picnic in Bogota, Columbia. No explanation for loss of life has been given presently.
“The Foo Fighters household is devastated by the tragic and premature lack of our beloved Taylor Hawkins,” they stated in a press release. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will reside on with all of us without end. Our hearts exit to his spouse, youngsters and household, and we ask that their privateness be handled with the utmost respect on this unimaginably troublesome time.”
The rock neighborhood instantly started mourning his loss of life, with musicians like Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch, blink-182’s Travis Barker and Billy Idol paying their respects by way of social media.
10 Superb Taylor Hawkins Quotes
He left us with rather a lot to recollect him by, together with his personal phrases.