Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dies at 50

Taylor Hawkins, the hard-hitting, charismatic drummer for Foo Fighters, has died at 50.

A press release posted to the band’s social media and despatched by its consultant confirmed the demise, however didn’t present a trigger or location. The band was scheduled to play a present Friday night time in Bogotá, Colombia, on the Pageant Estéreo Picnic.

Hawkins contributed to Foo Fighters’ second album, “The Color and Form,” which was launched in 1997, and have become a member of the band led by Dave Grohl for its follow-up “There Is Nothing Left to Lose,” in 1999. He had beforehand been a touring drummer for Alanis Morissette.

Foo Fighters’ most up-to-date album, “Drugs at Midnight,” arrived final yr because the group was celebrating its 25th anniversary, and in an interview with The New York Instances, Hawkins was direct about his hopes for the band’s future. “I need to be the largest band on this planet,” he mentioned.

Final month, the band made and starred in “Studio 666,” a horror-comedy directed by BJ McDonnell.

A full obituary will observe.

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