Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts Announced By Foo Fighters, His Wife Speaks Out


Taylor Hawkins, Annabelle Hawkins and Alison Hawkins attend the Studio 666 Los Angeles premiere on February 16, 2022 in Hollywood, California

Taylor Hawkins, Annabelle Hawkins and Alison Hawkins attend the Los Angeles premiere Studio 666 on February 16, 2022 in Hollywood (Photo: FilmMagic)

Taylor Hawkins’ wife Alison thanked fans on Wednesday for helping her family during “this time of unimaginable grief”. Alison’s statement, her first since the Foo Fighters drummer was found dead on March 25, coincides with the announcement of two upcoming tribute concerts from the band.

“My deepest thanks and admiration go out to the global Foo Fighters community and Taylor’s fans far and wide for the outpouring of love each of you has shown our beloved Taylor. Your kindness has been an invaluable comfort to my family and me during this time of unimaginable sorrow,” she writes.

Alison married the rocker in 2005 and they share three children.

“As Taylor’s wife, and on behalf of our children, I want to share how much you meant to him and how committed he was to blowing your socks off at every performance. Taylor was honored to be part of the Foo Fighters and valued his dream role in the band every minute of his 25 years with them. We considered every band member and the extended Foo Fighters team our family,” she continued.

“Taylor’s endearing spirit and deep love of music will live on forever through the collaborations he so loved with other musicians and the catalog of songs he contributed to and created,” Alison added, encouraging those ” who loved him most to honor Taylor’s legacy and the music he gave us.”

“Thank you again for your love and sympathy. Taylor loved you all and we loved you too,” she concluded.

On Wednesday, the Foo Fighters announced a pair of concerts in Taylor’s memory: one at Wembley Stadium in London on September 3 and a second at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on September 27.

Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee will gather with the Hawkins family to celebrate the life, music and love of their husband, father, brother and bandmate with The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts. the band. in a statement.

The Foo Fighters were touring South America when the charismatic drummer was found dead in his hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia. He was 50. The last show they played together was at Lollapalooza Argentina on March 20. Days after Taylor passed away, the band indefinitely canceled all upcoming dates “in light of the dizzying loss of our brother.”

Last month, a bomb rolling stone report claimed that Hawkins had been pushed to the brink of exhaustion before his sudden death. It quoted sources as saying the much-loved drummer was considering scaling back or even quitting his duties with the Foo Fighters. The report sent shockwaves through the music community, with Taylor’s friends condemning the story. Some of the big names who took part, such as Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, claimed they were misled by the publication when speaking on the record. The band’s publicist denied the allegations to the magazine.

Taylor’s official cause of death has not been released and an investigation is underway. According to Colombian authorities, he complained of chest pains before his death. A toxicology report indicated that there were 10 substances in his system, including antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids.

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