Taylor Hawkins‘ dying has loomed massive on this planet of the Foo Fighters for a lot of 2022 — however as the brand new yr quick approaches, the band says they're shifting ahead as a unit.
A message was posted to FF's socials Saturday, serving as a tribute to their late drummer … who died earlier this spring whereas abroad. It is a heartfelt word honoring Taylor, nevertheless it additionally appears to be an indication of the following chapter for Dave Grohl and co. as they head into 2023.
Their publish reads, “As we are saying goodbye to essentially the most tough and tragic yr that our band has ever identified, we're reminded of how grateful we're for the those who we love and cherish most, and for the family members who're not with us.”
They go on to elucidate that their band was shaped 27 years in the past as a illustration of what it has come to be via their fanbase and friends — a music neighborhood for folks to precise all of the highs and lows of life … for which Foo Fighters say they're eternally grateful.
FF provides, “With out Taylor, we by no means would have turn out to be the band that we had been — and with out Taylor, we all know we will be a unique band going ahead. We additionally know that you simply, the followers, meant as a lot to Taylor as he meant to you. And we all know that once we see you once more — and we'll quickly — he'll be there in spirit with all of us each night time.”
In different phrases, Foo Fighters goes to proceed performing … and it seems they will change Taylor on percussion. As for who which will find yourself being, it stays to be seen.
The band has been doing a number of reveals over the previous few months to pay their respects for Taylor … and there have been a number of drummers who've crammed in, together with Dave himself … and even Taylor's personal son, Oliver, stepped up throughout one efficiency.
The tribute reveals have spanned the globe, however now … it seems Foo Fighters is able to flip the web page. It is a robust resolution clearly — whereas they may simply as simply shutter the band, the very fact is … they're nonetheless extremely in style and in excessive demand amongst music lovers.
Taylor died in Colombia in March. Medical specialists say numerous substances had been present in his system, and his dying was reportedly dominated as an overdose by the authorities there.