Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins, passed away at the age of 50 just over a week ago. A beloved part of the rock and roll community, Taylor was honored with a special video package during the televised portion of the Grammy Awards ceremony’s “In Memoriam” segment.
Host Trevor Noah said,
“This was the moment in the show when I was supposed to be introducing the Foo Fighters. We would have been celebrating with them as they won three Grammy Awards earlier today. But they, of course, are not here due to the passing of their legendary drummer, Taylor Hawkins. Our thoughts go out to Taylor’s family, his friends, his Foo Fighters family and all his fans.”
Missing from the ‘In Memoriam’ on the televised award show was Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar, Megaforce Records co-founders Jon and Marsha Zazula, and The Moody Blues co-founder Graeme Edge.
They were however, listed along with several hundred other musicians and folks important to the industry on the Grammy Awards’ official website; listed as “The Recording Academy Remembers The Music People We’ve Lost: Grammy In Memoriam.”
The 64th Grammy Awards took place Sunday, April 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and were broadcast live on CBS. Foo Fighters were scheduled to play at this year’s Grammy Awards but canceled the performance following Hawkins’ passing.
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