Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Remember Taylor Hawkins

Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson remembered Taylor Hawkins in a pair of poignant social media posts Saturday, hours after the Foo Fighters drummer’s loss of life on the age of fifty.

Hawkins and Grohl collectively delivered the induction speech when the prog-rock legends had been welcomed into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 2013, and the Foo Fighters duo then carried out “2112” alongside Rush through the Rock Corridor ceremony.

“We’re so very shocked and saddened to listen to the devastating information of the sudden passing of our musical brother Taylor Hawkins,” Lee and Lifeson wrote Saturday.

“He was such an extremely optimistic supply of music, vitality and love, and a real artist to his very core…there are merely no phrases to adequately categorical simply how a lot he shall be missed by all – together with Alex, myself and your Rush household. Our hearts, love and sympathy exit to Taylor’s household as nicely the Grohls, and the prolonged Foos household…”

In a separate put up on his private Instagram account, Lee wrote in regards to the time he joined the Foo Fighters onstage throughout a live performance in Rush’s hometown in Toronto.

“My coronary heart is actually breaking on the information of Taylor’s passing. A sweetheart of a person that radiated good vibes, a love of music, and a monster on the drums,” Lee wrote. “He was so, so pleased the evening Alex and I got here up onstage to play YYZ with him through the Foos present on the Air Canada Centre on March twenty third, 2008… His pleasure was nearly not possible for him to include. Brother, you left us manner, manner too quickly… relaxation in my pal…”

Each Hawkins and Grohl — together with each different drummer of their period — worshipped late Rush drummer Neal Peart. When Peart died in January 2020, Hawkins mentioned in an announcement to Rolling Stone, “ Peart had the fingers of God. Finish of story.”

See Hawkins and Grohl welcome Rush into the Rock Corridor in 2013 under:


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