Foo Fighters on looking ahead “without Taylor, we know that we’re going to be a different band going forward”

Posted by on January 3, 2023


On March 25, 2022, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins was found dead in a hotel room in Bogotá, Colombia. Following his unexpected passing, the group canceled all scheduled performances for the rest of the year. The band’s future remained in question, despite seeing them reunite for the two special Hawkins Tribute shows in London and Los Angeles. While the events showed a sign that there will be more Foo Fighters in the future, it took the group the rest of 2022 to grieve and re-evaluate their career. On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2022, the band finally made a public statement on their overall future as a group, expressing that without Hawkins, they will be a different band going forward.  


Read the full statement below:  

“As we say goodbye to the most difficult and tragic year that our band has ever known, we are reminded of how thankful we are for the people that we love and cherish most, and for the loved ones who are no longer with us. Foo Fighters were formed 27 years ago to represent the healing power of music and a continuation of life. And for the past 27 years our fans have built a worldwide community, a devoted support system that has helped us all get through the darkest of times together. A place to share our joy and our pain, our hopes and fears, and to join in a chorus of life together through music. Without Taylor, we never would have become the band that we were—and without Taylor, we know that we’re going to be a different band going forward. 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’ll be there in spirit with all of us every night.”


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