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Foo Fighters Cancel All Upcoming Dates

The rock world was shaken las Friday to learn about the passing of Taylor Hawkins, drummer for rock giants Foo Fighters, he was 50. 
Now, the band have canceled all of their upcoming tour dates due to this tragedy.

Foo Fighters released the following statement:

It is with great sadness that Foo Fighters confirm the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates in light of the staggering loss of our brother Taylor Hawkins.
We’re sorry for and share in the disappointment that we won’t be seeing one another as planned. Instead, let’s take this time to grieve, to heal, to pull our loved ones close, and to appreciate all the music and memories we’ve made together.
With Love, Foo Fighters

This is no surprise at all and our hearts at Metal-Bell goes out to the band members, collaborators, friend, fans and, family during this difficult time.

An official cause of death yet to be revealed but, initial toxicology reports show that Hawkins had 10 different substances in his system at the time of his death, including opioids, THC and, anti-depressants.

An official statement by the Bogota municipal government said: the city’s emergency center received a report of a patient with “chest pain” and sent an ambulance on Friday evening. Paramedics attempted to revive him but there was no response and Hawkins was declared dead at the hotel in northern Bogota, the statement added.

 

Footage:Taylor Hawkins took on frontman duties for a wonderful performance of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” during his last show

The music world is still mourning the death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. 

Performed on March 20th at Lollapalooza Argentina at the Hipódromo de San Isidro in San Isidro. Hawkins exchanged places with Grohl and delivered a wonderful performance of Queen’s “Somebody To Love”

Grohl and Hawkins exchanged onstage before Hawkins take on the mic: “You know, the best thing about Taylor Hawkins — he’s the best drummer in the world, we love him so fucking much,” Dave says in pro-shot video before a big reveal of Hawkins’ gloriously Eighties-metal spandex pants. The two embrace and switch places, and Hawkins tells the crowd: “I fuckin’ love Dave Grohl, man. I’d be delivering pizzas if it wasn’t for Dave Grohl. I’d be managing the drum department at a Guitar Center if it wasn’t for Dave Grohl.” which made this final show even more bittersweet.

After many tributes by fans, friends and fellow musicians, this video is probably his greatest memorial.

 

Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead at 50

Sad news today as we report the passing of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

The band posted the following statement on their Facebook page:

The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.

On March 25, 2022, the Foo Fighters announced that Hawkins had died, aged 50. No cause of death was given. In a statement by local health authorities, a call for emergency services was made because Hawkins was suffering from chest pain, while in his hotel room at the Casa Medina hotel in Bogotá, Colombia.
Health personnel who attended the scene performed CPR but Hawkins did not respond and was declared dead.
The band was on tour in South America at the time of the announcement and was scheduled to perform at the Estéreo Picnic Festival in Bogotá that night.

The festival stage on which the Foo Fighters were to perform that night was turned into a candlelight vigil for Hawkins.

Everyone at Metal-Bell sends their heart out to Taylor’s family, friends, bandmates  during this difficult time.

 

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