With the upcoming one-year anniversary of the death of Foo Fighter rocker Taylor Hawkins in March, the band shares how they will proceed without their magnetic drummer.
In a statement shared on their social media, the group spoke about the difficult year they went through.
“As we say goodbye to the most difficult and tragic year our group has ever known, we remember how grateful we are for the people we love and cherish the most, and for loved ones who are no longer with us. Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and the carrying on of life. And over the past 27 years, our fans have built a global community, a dedicated support system that has helped us all through our darkest times together. A place to share our joy and pain, our hopes and fears, and to join a chorus of living together through music.” , we read.
“Without Taylor, we never would have become the band we were – and without Taylor, we know we’re going to be a different band going forward.”
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The Foo Fighters were originally created by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, who would later recruit Hakwins into the band.
Hawkins was found dead on March 25 in a hotel room in Chaperino, Colombia, during the South American leg of the Foo Fighter tour. Hawkins, 50, died before a concert in Bogotá.
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Colombia’s District Health Secretary also confirmed the situation in which Hawkins died, saying in an English-translated press release: “The city’s Emergency and Emergencies Regulatory Center has received a report regarding a patient suffering from chest pain in a hotel north of the city. . An ambulance was dispatched to deal with the matter.”
A day after his death, a first toxicology report was released by the Colombian attorney general’s office, which revealed that the drummer had 10 different psychoactive substances in his body, including “THX (Marijuana), tricyclic antidepressants, benzodiazepines and opioids, among others.”
Since Hawkins’ death, the band have performed two tribute concerts in memory of their bandmate, one in London and one in California.
Addressing all of the band’s upcoming plans, the Foo Fighters told their followers, “We also know that you, the fans, meant as much to Taylor as he meant to you. And we know that when we see you again – and we will soon – he will be there in spirit with us every night.”
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Although they are returning to the stage, the group did not provide an immediate return date.