Taylor Hawkins‘ loss of life has loomed giant 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’s a heartfelt be aware honoring Taylor, however it additionally appears to be an indication of the subsequent chapter for Dave Grohl and co. as they head into 2023.
Their submit reads, “As we are saying goodbye to probably the most troublesome and tragic yr that our band has ever recognized, we’re reminded of how grateful we’re for the people who we love and cherish most, and for the family members who’re now not with us.”
They go on to elucidate that their band was fashioned 27 years in the past as a illustration of what it has come to be via their fanbase and friends — a music neighborhood for individuals to specific all of the highs and lows of life … for which Foo Fighters say they’re eternally grateful.
FF provides, “Without Taylor, we by no means would have change into the band that we had been — and with out Taylor, we all know we’ll be a special band going ahead. We additionally know that you just, the followers, meant as a lot to Taylor as he meant to you. And 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 evening.”
In different phrases, Foo Fighters goes to proceed performing … and it seems they’ll change Taylor on percussion. As for who that 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 stuffed 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’s a tricky resolution clearly — whereas they might simply as simply shutter the band, the actual fact is … they’re nonetheless extremely fashionable and in excessive demand amongst music lovers.
Taylor died in Colombia in March. Medical specialists say plenty of substances had been present in his system, and his loss of life was reportedly dominated as an overdose by the authorities there.