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    Foo Fighters pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins on his 51st birthday

    Foo Fighters have paid tribute to their late drummer Taylor Hawkins on what would have been his 51st birthday.

    Hawkins was discovered useless in a resort room in Bogota, Colombia in March 2022 whereas Foo Fighters had been on tour within the nation.

    The band lead the tributes to Hawkins, tweeting a black-and-white photograph of him accompanied by the caption: “Miss you a lot.”

    Miss you a lot.

    — Foo Fighters (@foofighters) February 17, 2023

    In Hawkins’ obituary, NME wrote: “Rage Towards The Machine’s Tom Morello, and plenty of others, praised Taylor’s “spirit” of their tributes, and that’s how he’ll be most remembered – because the epitome not simply of Foo Fighters’ celebratory perspective to rock’n’roll however the exhilaration of musical fandom too. Relaxation assured: so long as Foo Fighters endure, Taylor Hawkins will likely be within the band.”

    On the finish of final yr, Foo Fighters shared a message with followers, confirming they might proceed to carry out collectively following Hawkins’ loss of life. “We all know that after we see you once more – and we are going to quickly – he’ll be there in spirit with all of us each night time,” they promised in a press release.

    The band performed two huge tribute live shows in London and Los Angeles in September 2022, throughout which Hawkins’ son Shane performed the drums throughout ‘My Hero’.

    Final month, the band introduced their first gigs since Hawkins’ passing, confirming a headline set at Boston Calling 2023. They may also be headlining each Columbus, OH’s Sonic Temple pageant on Could 28 and Bonnaroo on June 18, and are changing Pantera at two German festivals in June.

    In the meantime, Radio X’s Chris Moyles needed to apologise after unofficially asserting a brand new Foo Fighters album on his breakfast present final week. “Look, all I’ll say is that this. I can’t say anymore…anyway, sorry Dave. I’m actually sorry Dave,” he mentioned on air.

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