In a year-end statement to fans, Foo Fighters confirmed that the group will carry on following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins. Though no specifics were given, the announcement says that the band will see fans “soon.”
“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,” the band wrote. “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 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,” the band continued. “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.”
Taylor Hawkins died on March 25th at age 50 while the band was on tour in Bogota, Columbia. In the wake of his death, the Dave Grohl-led group canceled all remaining tour dates and hosted a pair of all-star tribute concerts in London and outside Los Angeles. In the meantime, Grohl has continued to dip his toe back into live performances by sitting in with Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, James Gang, and more, as well as taping his annual Hanukkah Sessions series with Greg Kurstin before a live audience last month in L.A. He was also honored last month along with Susan Tedeschi, Gloria Estefan, and Emilio Estefan at The Smithsonian Museum of American History.
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